An observation of those in Laker land

Clippers TopBuzz Forum/Message Board » NBA Basketball Talk
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Search This Topic:
 
jerdogthompson
Clipper 6th Man
Posts: 171
Location: The LBC
votes: 1
 

I periodically bounce to the Lakers discussion forum to get an idea of their outlook, topics of interest, etc......

After spending a couple minutes reviewing it literally appears they are at each others throats with a passion. The end fighting and bickering is unreal. When I first caught wind of PJ coming back I blogged that "anyone hoping, betting or fantasizing that PJ coming back will be sorely, repeat sorely disappointed". I had my reasons for making this comment and come today looks like I was right.

i'm really shocked of late with Laker fans from the Utah pepper spray incident to someone twittering death threats to MB son. All I can say is this, if Mike D doesnt come out and get a fast start like say 10-3 or 10-4 I'm venturing to guess the world will come to an end in Laker land. With exception of the three wins against lottery teams who else have they beat?

They have some tough road and home games in the next few weeks including Spurs at home tomorrow. I sense the situation is so fragile that a couple of tough losses and these guys can pack it up mentally for the season. I hope they dont.......I want the Clippers to dismantle them at full strength.

JahvonTheClip
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 2973
votes: 5

While they attack each other and destroy each other from the inside I'm going to get my popcorn and enjoy the show...the Clippers show that is

bullterrierclipsfan1349
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4526

mx.gif
votes: 30

its fun to watch the flakers slowly breakdown. lol

LAC_12
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2029
Location: West Coast
votes: 18

I understand why people that go off on other fan sites, even though personally I don't care for it. I just want to point out that we have not had as rosy of a situation here on this end... Matter of fact we were at that point during Dunleavy's reign here a little while ago (heck some people are up in arms for Vinny).

Don't get me wrong I am enjoying every second of knit-whit fans going down in flames (although I do feel for the true and knowledgeable Laker fans - rare breed).

clip_joint
Clipper Starter
Posts: 291
votes: 1

Can you guys imagine if next year vdn gets fired and we get PJ ...nows that would be adding insult to injury

CP3Best
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4917
votes: 12

I wouldn't want to get PJ he isn't a coach for the point guards! he works with sf/sg = MJ/Bryant!

AD84
Posts: 26
votes: 0

Im game for Stan Van Gundy

Grillinnap
Posts: 7377
Location: Laughing at irrational Laker morons
votes: 22

I could see Caron Butler as a good point forward. Bring on PJ!

CP3Heliflopter
CTB MVP X2
Posts: 5986
votes: 10

I would love seeing the Lakers fall apart. I would feel bad for Mike D Antoni though. Everyone knows he will have to take all the blame.

clipcast3
Clipper Starter
Posts: 262
Location: Staples Center
votes: 3

If you would like seeing the Lakers fall apart all you have to do is watch them this season. THEY STINK. Aren't you tired of turning on the radio and only hearing about the city's second best team? Listen to *** and it's like Clipper heaven

clipper*joe
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15844
Location: los angeles
calif.gif
votes: 125

So Antoni is going to lead the Lakers? This is going to be fun to watch...

CP3Best
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4917
votes: 12

I just can't wait for the spurs to whoop the living **** out of the lakers, all their wins are aginst lottery teams, and they're hailing themselves champions, PHHH! PATHETIC!

what_up_clipnation83
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2080
Location: N/S LBC
us.gif
votes: 3

Clippers Rule, Fakers Drool!!! D'Antoni is not the answer for them and neither was Phil. The fakers are on a downward spiral and sinking faster than the titanic and I could careless with all the insults and b's their fans put us through.

Mistwell
Clipper Starter
Posts: 662
Location: Los Angeles
votes: 15

Lakers are going to be a good, strong team this year, and all these victory laps people are doing right now are going to bite them in the butt later in the year. Yes I think the Clippers can take them this year, but it won't be easy, and I absolutely would not be surprised if the Lakers beat us. They have some of the best players in the league, and an excellent coach.

ClipperB23
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2116
votes: 19

^ I completely disagree, especially with the last sentence.

Mistwell
Clipper Starter
Posts: 662
Location: Los Angeles
votes: 15

You think Kobe, Howard, Gasol, and Nash are not good? You think Artest, Jamison, Meeks, and Hill are not competent backups? You think D'Antoni is not a good coach? Come on now, that's a good team.

clipcast3
Clipper Starter
Posts: 262
Location: Staples Center
votes: 3

Seriously? Must we talk about the Lakers? I thought this was my all Clipper arena. Sigh. At least there's a podcast where it's all Clips

Mistwell
Clipper Starter
Posts: 662
Location: Los Angeles
votes: 15

Remember when we came to your house and forced you to click on a thread specifically titled to be about the Lakers? Me neither.

david
Site Admin
Posts: 8492
votes: 42

I know you're trying to promote your podcast, and I think I've given you enough opportunity to do so. Please stop posting a link in your posts to your podcast from this point on. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

CP3Best
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4917
votes: 12

Dude u gotta stop it with the podacsts I see them every other post!

clipcast3
Clipper Starter
Posts: 262
Location: Staples Center
votes: 3

I think Nash is old and brittle. I think D'Antoni got fired because he couldn't handle the super egos of the Knicks and the same thing just happened to Coach Brown. I think Kobe is old and fading fast. I think Artest is mentally weak and a poison to team chemistry. I think Meeks and Hill are competent backups at best, but more accurately mediocre backups. I like Gasol and Howard. Jamison's good too. That being said...

CP3 is the greatest point guard in the game. That's who's championing this team. He's just starting the best years of his career. Blake Griffin is the most exciting and explosive player in basketball and arguably in all of sports. He's very young and will only get better. Deandre Jordan is a fantastic big man who improves every season. He is a true center in every sense of the word. Jamal Crawford will be the 6th Man of the Year. He supersedes bench competence. He is the best bench player in the game. Caron Butler is a solid shooter with a true and tested toughness. I can not wait til we get Chauncey and Grant Hill involved. Eric Bledsoe is the perfect complement to Chris Paul. Fast, defensively dynamic, and tough to contain. Give me Chris, Blake, Caron, Chauncey, and DJ over Kobe, Nash, Howard, Gasol, and Artest any day of the week. And give me Crawford, Hollins, Bledsoe, Turiaf, Barnes, Hill, Green, and Odom over Jamison, Meeks, Hill, and insert crap players name here all day every day. Hey Laker fans... Stay off our message boards!

david
Site Admin
Posts: 8492
votes: 42

^^I've went ahead and removed all those spammy podcast links- please do not post them again. You did it again even though I asked you to stop. This is your last courtesy warning.

Mistwell
Clipper Starter
Posts: 662
Location: Los Angeles
votes: 15

OK let's start with this claim, which I hear a lot.

Nash PER last year was 20.3. Roughly the same PER he's had his entire career since 2000. Seriously, 12 straight years of virtually the same exact PER, every year.

He's also played roughly the same number of minutes each of the last four years, around 2400, though he did have a bit of a dip last year, but that was due to only playing 62 games last year. Nothing about that injury is lingering though. He was playing the full season in 2010.

He's also well-known as being one of the best-conditioned, most careful players there are out there. His warm-up drills, regular work-outs, constant physician monitoring, diet, etc. all maintain his health better than almost any other player.

All of that adds up to a healthy and effective player.

Age is one of those stats that's useless without context, sort of like height. Nobody would care if a guy was 5'2", if he also was the best player in the game. Scoring, playing defense, winning games, those are all more important than height. Same goes for age. Age is irrelevant if a player is still good. Some players wear out at 28, others at 43, it just depends on the player. And this particular player is not worn out, not brittle, and his age is not impacting his abilities much. Sure, he's not the same player he was 10 years ago, but he's pretty damn close to that level still, and he had an amazing year last year as well.

So enough already with the Nash-bashing with "he's old". It's not a good argument, and Steve Nash remains a great player.

ClipperB23
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 2116
votes: 19

I checked out episode 5 earlier today, good work

bullterrierclipsfan1349
CTB MVP X1
Posts: 4526

mx.gif
votes: 30

Mistwell wrote:
*** wrote:
I think Nash is old and brittle.

OK let's start with this claim, which I hear a lot.

Nash PER last year was 20.3. Roughly the same PER he's had his entire career since 2000. Seriously, 12 straight years of virtually the same exact PER, every year.

He's also played roughly the same number of minutes each of the last four years, around 2400, though he did have a bit of a dip last year, but that was due to only playing 62 games last year. Nothing about that injury is lingering though. He was playing the full season in 2010.

He's also well-known as being one of the best-conditioned, most careful players there are out there. His warm-up drills, regular work-outs, constant physician monitoring, diet, etc. all maintain his health better than almost any other player.

All of that adds up to a healthy and effective player.

Age is one of those stats that's useless without context, sort of like height. Nobody would care if a guy was 5'2", if he also was the best player in the game. Scoring, playing defense, winning games, those are all more important than height. Same goes for age. Age is irrelevant if a player is still good. Some players wear out at 28, others at 43, it just depends on the player. And this particular player is not worn out, not brittle, and his age is not impacting his abilities much. Sure, he's not the same player he was 10 years ago, but he's pretty damn close to that level still, and he had an amazing year last year as well.

So enough already with the Nash-bashing with "he's old". It's not a good argument, and Steve Nash remains a great player.

hes also currently injured. oh and he was a good distributor in phoenix, where he was surrounded by shooters. now he doesnt have that luxury.

Worldbthree
Clipper 6th Man
 Avatar
Posts: 246
votes: 2

I have to agree with the fellow posters in saying what you are doing is spam, however I do see great value in what you want to do. I am a marketer and actually have studied Clippers current horrific attempts thus far, and I can say there is a good opportunity for you. Instead of trying to jam the podcast down everyone's throat you need to incorporate it into forums like this. We have to want to give a sh!t about it or we'll just tune you out. Just a fact with any marketing. Now, if you take poll results, create polls, interesting topics, Clipper interviews (players or anyone closely involved with team), segments based around subjects listed on CTB, and perhaps interviews or audible forums with contributors from CTB (heck you have enough characters in here) then you might have something. Be an extension of our collective voice and get these incredibly knowledgeable fanbase to work together. Basically show you give a sh!t about us and not just you. If you do this I believe then you'll see a better product.

Abalosmusic
Clipper Rookie
Posts: 77
votes: 0

doubt that wud happen..wud b shocked if it did..Jeanie wudnt allow PJ to join a cross town rival

PolishRifle
Clipper Rookie
Posts: 98
votes: 0

Wouldnt it be fun to have SVG though, even as VDN's assistant?

Go To the Top of the ThreadGo Home

or Comment Using FB

Post new topic   Reply to topic


← How will our Clippers do against a new Laker coach?

→ Mike D'Antoni not Jackson named Laker Head Coach

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

register
You are an anonymous user- Register now!


Follow our Los Angeles Clippers RSS Feed, plus the Clippers Rumors RSS Feed, the LA Clippers News RSS feed, and the Clippers Forum RSS feed to get the newest updated Clippers News and Trade Rumors plus Clippers Game update in your RSS/XML reader!