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Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

Posted on: February 8, 2009 6:17 pm
 

Great win, Los Angeles.

Congratulations.

You win a lot of big regular season games, Los Angeles. But while you may fool some of the ex-player suck ups at ESPN, you're not fooling me again.

We've seen this movie before.

The Lakers and Ko-Me Bryant will impress in the regular season, maybe even get to the Finals. That's what they do.

Then the postseason will arrive and they'll get bullied and punk'd by one of the tough teams from the East.

Just like last year.

If the Lakers play Boston in the Finals, they'll get smoked.

Just like last year.

Los Angeles still doesn't possess the inside toughness to beat one of the great teams from the East when it really counts.

So congratulations, Los Angeles.

You've earned a title.

Best team in the regular season.

Category: NBA
Tags: Lakers
 
Comments

Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2009 1:17 am
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

I thinks this post is right on the money.......... the West coast could use some writers like Freeman.  Darn those Laker fans have thin skin!




Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2009 12:39 am
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

You and your friends are just mad because Kobe broke the King record. You don't watch much Laker basketball games I see. If you did you would see on most nights Kobe is playing decoy and letting his team produce the offense. Kobe felt bad about the injury to Bynum anbd went out and vented on the Knicks, big deal, a college team could do the same to that team. You both should get your facts straight or just stop writing garbage. Everyone knows a hater when you they see one and you have been seen.




Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2009 12:25 am
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

Who is this clown? I now see you are friends with Hollinger and have the same philosophy, the east is the best. How many titles has the east won in the recent future. I am praying that the Lakers get Boston again and as they did on Christmas day and 2 weeks ago they will go down. Other than the blowout in the finals last game, the series was nowheres near a blowout. What is your basketball IQ? Maybe you missed the last game the Lakers played the Celtics. The Lakers were far from punked and just the opposite. Gaqrnett gets in Odom's face and gets punked. That nobody Rondo gets in the greatest player on the planets face and needs Garnett and Allen to come save his ass. What in the world does this little punk think he is doing getting in Kobe's face, when he has done something in this game and has just a little respect from the league then maybe he can talk to Kobe and that is maybe. I can't believe that CBS hires such an incompitent fool as you to write this garbage. Keep your east coast bias opionions to yourself and let the season play out. In other words shut your pie hole and watch the games and learn something. Until last year when they stacked their lineup, Boston was just another bottom dweller. Had it not been for Boston tanking the rest of the previous season to line themselves up for draft picks they still would be. What kind of organization tanks games to get a better chance at draft picks - oh I know, the Boston Celtics. Orlando with Nelson being out for the season is done, Cleveland can't win with just Lebron as seen in both games against the Lakers this year and that leaves the C's. Every Laker fan is praying for Boston cause things will be different this year. Just another Laker hater with a bone to pick.




Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2009 3:17 am
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

Hey baby! Too bad you don't put your money where your mouth is!

I will shed this screen name and make you a $100 charity bet to your choice if these two teams make it to the finals. Honestly, if this is what you actually believe, I'd be willin to make all kinds of bets against you. I could make all my favorite charities rich with your ignorance!

"If you're going to be an angry fool, you might as well use it to benefit the poor." -- Batman1988




Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2009 4:19 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

Mike, Mike, Mike. Your ruse is evident. On any given day any idiot can raise the ire and hackles of their readers to expand their readership. That's just it ...any idiot can, even you it appears. By the way, from what halls of journalism did you garner your talents? I am guessing it was over the Internet. What did it cost you? Or then again what it by from Sesame Street? I hear Big Bird has a good left handed floater. In closing, keep using Word Spell Check and maybe someday you too can become a true journalist. Until then your articles are just fodder with a dash banter. If you were in print you’d be candidate for bird cage liner. Oh, and did I mention…. you’re an idiot?




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2009 4:23 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

And Ko-Me????????

are you trying to be funny???can you say it on Kobe's face???????????????????????????????

damn!! you like the real life version of Cleveland from Family Guy!




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2009 4:20 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

obviously.. you pissed everybody....

First of all, a title needs a trophy..you dont have 1..

you are not even an award giving body not even comptent enought to be writing stuff for CBS sports.

where the hell did you came from???????? do you watch NBA??? i can give you coupon for digital transition!

OMG!! guys like you and NY"s Frank Isola make every reader's eye sore!!!!!

 

 

 




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2009 3:50 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

I would have more respect for a writer who at least appears to be objective.  The very tone of which you write your "article" stinks of a fan of an East Coast team.

The Lakers had a great run last year.  Even with Bynum out, they outplayed most expectations and came up short to a team that outplayed them and simply wanted it more.

This year isn't even halfway complete and you're bitterly handing over the "best record" to the Lakers?  

Perhaps the Lakers can maintain their momentum, but as we've seen in the NBA thing change - and they can change fast.  One thing is certain, the Lakers are better this year and the Celtics are weaker this year, if only slim margin.  

Lakers have been in this spot before.  The very same spot that got them into the finals.  Kobe trusts his team 82 games more than he did last year.  Pau Gasol is 82 smarter in the triangle offense.  And Odom has accepted his role as the 3rd or even 5th option.  The Celtics, however, do not have Posey who was instrumental off the bench, nor do they have PJ who wasn't as important as Posey, but still brought with him leadership and poise.  The only thing the Celtics have that would be an improvement is a point guard with swagger.  

The only thing the Lakers have earned thus far is the best team.... half way thru the regular season.




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2009 3:02 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

Freeman I hope to god CBS doesnt pay you for comments like these. You honestly have the mind of a community college dropout. Andrew Bynum will be back in time for the finals to anchor the middle and hopefully u will be a free agrent this summer Freeman u honestly make me wanna puke...




Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2009 2:19 pm
 

Lakers: Kings of the Regular Season

See, I was weaned on the Bird and Magic era in Bostonand LA: the joys of making the extra pass, not caring about stats. Kobe's 61-point game represented the best and worst of basketball to me. His shotmaking was transcendent: a steady onslaught of jumpers, spin moves and fallaways made in his typically icy style, as efficient an outburst as you'll ever see. On the other hand, his teammates stood around and watched him like movie extras. In 37 minutes, Kobe took 31 shots and another 20 free throws. He finished with three assists and no boards. He may as well have been playing by himself on one of those Pop-A-Shot machines.

A friend of mine, a lifelong Knicks season ticket-holder since the Bradley era, e-mailed me afterward: "That was the worst night maybe of my life in the Garden. How horrible it must be to play with Kobe. He was signaling constantly to his teammates to get him the ball. THREE ASSISTS AND NO REBOUNDS. Talk about a team guy." Another New York buddy was so distraught that Bernard's 60-point Garden record fell so ignominiously—with Kobe's padding his stats against a reprehensibly bad defense as a shocking number of fans chanted "MVP!"—that he e-mailed me the next day: "I literally didn't sleep last night." A third friend was there and swore that Kobe eyeballed Trevor Ariza after Trev made the mistake of swishing a 24-footer in the fourth. And yet, the national reaction seemed to be, "Wow! Kobe scores 61! He's unbelievable!" Spike Lee even called it "genius." (Move over, Einstein and Mozart.)

Really, it was the defining Kobe game. He elicited every reaction possible from lovers, haters and everyone in between. When LeBron arrived in New York two days later and notched his amazing 52/9/11, he didn't break Kobe's new record but definitely cheapened it. LeBron's 52 came in the flow of the offense. When the Knicks doubled him, he found the open man. When they singled him, he scored. He dominated every facet of the game. It was a complete performance, basketball at its finest, everything we ever wanted from King James. And it happened 48 hours after Kobe's big game … in the same building. Crazy.

I've been comparing those two games ever since. Never has basketball seemed more simple to me: I would rather watch a 52/9/11 than a 61/0/3. I would. It's really that simple. It's a matter of preference. So don't call me a Kobe hater, call me a basketball lover.

And if Kobe ever put up a 52/9/11, yes, I would love him, too.

 

The way Kobe thinks about playing Basketball will not win him another title is basically what it is telling us.  Which I happen to agree with.  Kobe has shown some improvement in playing as a team and not by himself but those kind of games in MSG will hurt them if he plays that way at all in the long run.  It's still all about Kobe and HIS quest for a title and he just drags his teamates along.....



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