Whats up Lakers fans, thought I'd drop some recent news on our purple & gold. I got some posetive feedback from my first report and the public will get what the public wants...Dateline: Los Angeles
Kobe to Greece, here we go again!
Well the Kobe to Europe Rumor Mill is at it again, reportedly a $60 Million offer is on the table for the Kobester with a bunch of extra perks. Along with the contract like a private jet, his own staff, a villa, his own yatch, the works basically has been offered to Kobe by the Greek Olympiacos. I'm sure we have all heard this and might even be a little nervouse, lets be honest with ourselves, who wouldnt take that deal?? But I'm here to put your mind at ease at least for the remainder of the season, turns out that this may all be speculation...FIBA regulations doesnt allow any club to court a player that is under contract and Kobe is under contract for the remainder of the season until he can opt out in the off season. I'll be honest if Kobe decides to venture elsewhere, I certainly hopes he takes this offer if it is indeed presented to him next year, I couldnt stand to see him in any other NBA uniform except for the Lakers.
As we have all noticed Phil has been tinkering with the lineup alot to try to find the right combination and its not over yet. He has started Odom, Ariza and will even tinkered with Vlad Rad to see the best unit we can put out on the floor. Not even the players know what Phil will put on the floor, when Pau Gasol was told by a reporter how he felt about starting at center, he responded "I'm starting at Center??" I guess Phil is really playing god with this roster, but I have faith in God...I mean Phil, that he will put out the best lineup for us out there, afterall you dont win 9 titles, completely rebuild a mediocre team into a contender and not pick up a few things along the way.
Starting Space Cadet??
Maybe Phil knows something we dont, but looks like our favorite astronaut Vlad Rad has tenatively been given the starting job. He will start this week vs. Barcelona. Phil seems to like the way the team plays when Vlad Rad is in there although I suspect that Vlad will return to form and sooner or later Ariza will take that spot. Its not set in stone that Vlad will remain the starter, thank goodness.
Lamar okay with coming off the bench
Lamar is flip flopping more then a fish out of water. After initially being open to coming off the bench, he was then up in arms about it as to go as far as stating Phil must have hit his head on something. Now it looks like Lamar is coming back to his senses (maybe he was the one that hit his head) Maybe its the realization that this is his contract year and he knows that the Lakers have something special which he doesnt want any hand in messing up. He has been mainly practicing with the 2nd unit where I think he can be a great candidate for 6th man of the year and his attitude has dramatically changed from the first couple of games where he looked lathargic and unmotivated. Lamar faulted his alter ego "Odom" for his moment of stupidity:
"That was like my alter-ago talking," Odom said of last month's outburst. "Seriously. That's Odom. Not Lamar. I'm being dead serious. I'm a good locker-room dude. I don't want to be detrimental to the team, especially, like, how this is a championship-caliber team."
Whatever Lamar is smoking, please pass it this way! Lets hope we dont hear from "Odom" again.
The Twin Towers coming together
Probably the news we have all been wanting to hear. Prior to the season starting Phil didnt like the chemistry of our 2 giants saying they looked "clumsy" but as we all knew that slowly but surely they are getting better and looking better. It's only a matter of time before these 2 will start living up to the hype. Both see each other as a compliment to each other, both are looking for each other. The couple knocks on them is that Gasol is trying to adjust to playing the wing where before he was accustomed to the paint and the other knock would be tranisition defense. I think in due time once they really get acclimated to each others games, they will know when to to crash or who will crash the boards and when to step back into transition.
The Machine's ankle
Turns out Sasha sprained ankle was a small avulsion fracture which will keep him out 10-14 days. He is hopefull to get in a couple of pre-season games in for tune-up. 10-14 days isnt too bad considered "The Machines" replacement parts have to be ordered from Slovenia...thank you, thank you I'll be here all night!
Stalking Luke Walton
First thought that comes to mind is why Luke Walton?? Stacy Elizabeth Bashear, 34 was arrested for stalking Luke. She had been following him to practice and repeatedly asking him to sign basketballs. He did sign them but she continued to harrass him to sign more. She then followed him around all day and finally Luke got a little nervous when he spotted and called it in. Ahh yes how I miss the psychotic twitch of the eye from one of the many ladies whose hearts I have broken, just be happy Luke that you didnt have slashed tires in the morning...geez I never knew saying "I think we should be friends" would turn out like that.
Lakers renew at 99%
Lakers season ticket holders renewed at 99% even with the ticket prices being hiked up, wow thats crazy...I want to know who the 1% was that didnt renew, I have a suspicious feeling they were Clippers fans otherwise known as Lakers haters who thought they would crumble last year...oh those Clippers fans, they're like the red-headed orphan child that we adopted cause we felt sorry for them.
Ignorance is awesome!!
Especially in Redneck Minnesota! Apparently some hill billy radio talk show hosts Chris Baker and Langdon Perry otherwise known as Cleatus and Billy Bob accused Magic Johnson of faking AIDS. Magic responded to the comments they made as "stupid" but come one Magic you cant expect much from them, they have sex with their sisters and eat roadkill for supper!