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Old 02-01-08, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jericho
I'm shocked Gasol got traded for so little. He's a pretty good player (even with no defense) and it's not like his salary is that bad. Great pick-up for the Lakers to get him for a bundle of crap.
Isn't Brown's contract up at the end of the year?
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Old 02-01-08, 05:21 PM
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Isn't Brown's contract up at the end of the year?
Yup.. he should be so happy to have made as much as he did having 2 great games a season.
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Old 02-01-08, 05:33 PM
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My friend that works at Fox Sports for their web site said that Kwame might actually just get bought out by the Grizz.
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Old 02-01-08, 05:40 PM
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My friend that works at Fox Sports for their web site said that Kwame might actually just get bought out by the Grizz.
Then the Lakers can resign him for the minimum!

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Old 02-01-08, 05:48 PM
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Cool. Now the Lakers might actually be competitive.
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Old 02-01-08, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Cool. Now the Lakers might actually be competitive.
I think the 2-1 season series proves we already were.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:04 PM
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Yes. Because we all know that h2h season record means so much in the playoffs.

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Originally Posted by Deftones
Yes. Because we all know that h2h season record means so much in the playoffs.

In means more than you think. This year is so different compared to previous years. Past playoffs mean NOTHING. Quit living in the past!
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Old 02-01-08, 06:13 PM
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This year is different? You've gone into the future and have knowledge of the outcomes? Please, share for everyone!
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Huh? What makes YOUR team competitive? You don't look at regular season games so what else is there to judge each teams competitive nature? No one knows how each will do in the playoffs. We were competitive before Gasol and we will be now. I don't get your points. I don't think you do either.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:25 PM
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Yeah, that's a pretty fucking stupid comment.

The Lakers were competitive before Bynum was injured. Hell, they were a half game up on the Suns and had the best record in the Western Conference. A Suns fan, if anyone, should know the Lakers have been competitive this year after getting crushed at home and losing again on Christmas day.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:32 PM
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Again, competing in the regular season != competing in the playoffs. Sure, it determines seeding, but it's certainly not the same thing.

Suns could lose to the Lakers every game during the regular season, for all I care. Bottom line is, they are a better team, will have a better seeding, and won't have any trouble moving past them in the playoffs should they need to.
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We shall see.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:37 PM
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Ok, Nostradamus.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:39 PM
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Deftones - look forward to seeing you in the playoffs
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Ok, Nostradamus.
Originally Posted by Deftones
Suns could lose to the Lakers every game during the regular season, for all I care. Bottom line is, they are a better team, will have a better seeding, and won't have any trouble moving past them in the playoffs should they need to.


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Originally Posted by Deftones
Suns could lose to the Lakers every game during the regular season, for all I care. Bottom line is, they are a better team, will have a better seeding, and won't have any trouble moving past them in the playoffs should they need to.
That's pretty funny.

I give you props for feeling confident about your team man but they'll be lucky to get past the 2nd round this year. I agree with you about the regular season meaning shit but there's no question the Lakers are a much better team than they were last year and alot of that has to do with Bynum emerging as a dominant center and the FA signing of Derek Fisher. If the Lakers are healthy going into the play-offs and they face off against the Suns, it won't be a cake walk for your team like you think it will.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Cool. Now the Lakers might actually be competitive.
We had the best record in the WC when Bynum went down. Competitive? Try the best team in the Western Conference. Don't follow much hoops outside of Phoenix, do you?
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Old 02-01-08, 06:52 PM
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I never said the Lakers weren't better than last year, did I?

With or without Bynum, the Lakers aren't the best team in the Western Conference. You had the best record. Past tense. Sure, getting Gasol makes you guys a better team. I'll give you that, but that's about all you get.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:55 PM
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We had the best record in the WC when Bynum went down. Competitive? Try the best team in the Western Conference. Don't follow much hoops outside of Phoenix, do you?
You might want to check your facts on that one.
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Old 02-01-08, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Again, competing in the regular season != competing in the playoffs. Sure, it determines seeding, but it's certainly not the same thing.

Suns could lose to the Lakers every game during the regular season, for all I care. Bottom line is, they are a better team, will have a better seeding, and won't have any trouble moving past them in the playoffs should they need to.
That's absolutely retarded. Going by that reasoning, I assume you're not expecting much from the Celtics either. Boy, I sure hope the Celtics are going to be competitive this year! They didn't do anything last year, so maybe they'll win a game or two!

Seriously, the Lakers were playing great this year with Bynum healthy and there's absolutely no reason to believe that they would have been solid in the playoffs. Even if you only judge playoff performances, the Lakers were "competitive" against the Suns 2 years ago when they almost bounced them, and the Suns haven't won shit in the playoffs so you're probably expecting them to lose in the WCF.

Come on man, I thought you're initial comment was just sarcasm but you can't be serious if you think the Lakers wouldn't have been competitive at all in the playoffs.
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Old 02-01-08, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD
You might want to check your facts on that one.

The first part of his statement is true. They did have the best record when he got injured. Of course, the second part of his statement is blatantly incorrect, though.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
With or without Bynum, the Lakers aren't the best team in the Western Conference.
I don't doubt that... tho who do you feel is the best team in the WC? The Hornets?
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Old 02-01-08, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD
You might want to check your facts on that one.
What facts are wrong? The Lakers went up 1/2 game on Phoenix in January after beating Seattle, the game after Bynum went down. Phoenix beat them the next game to take back the lead.
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What facts are wrong? The Lakers went up 1/2 game on Phoenix in January after beating Seattle, the game after Bynum went down. Phoenix beat them the next game to take back the lead.
Bynum got injured in the game against Memphis on January 13th. The Lakers went on to win that game which put them at 25-11, a half game behind the 26-11 Suns. The statement was "We had the best record in the WC when Bynum went down."
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