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April 24, 2007

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Schism

After watching last night's game I had a feeling upon comming here I would be subjected to an aritcle about a poor Laker performance or even a diatribe. And wow, I wasn't let down at all.

The Lakers looked like a High School team against the Sun's last night. I mean the Suns were strait owning them at ever aspect of the game. Even before the half was over you could see that Kobe had already lost faith (I'm sure being down 20 points could do that to a person.)

So what's next? A Phoenix Sweep? Why not, it doesn't look like the Lakers have what it takes to compete with the Suns. Which is too bad really cause I thought this series would be pretty competitive.

You would be right about the Lakers "descision" maker in Kupchak. If that's all the talent the man could build around Kobe than he should just be fired on the spot. It looks like the Lakers will be seeing more humiliating losses like this for years to come in the playoffs, and it's really sad.

basketbawful

Don't forget that Kobe shares the blame here. He used his contract status as leverage for forcing the team to trade Shaq and let Jackson go, and then he chased off Karl Malone. Bryant and Kupchak made this bed together. And Jerry Buss, who presided over the whole mess.

(For the record, the Gretzky comparisons were made regarding the relative success and fame of Candian sports heroes, not on the basis of titles, which makes them legit. Can you name the Top 10 Greatest Canadian Sports Heroes? Exactly.)

This is just what happens when the superstar gets put ahead of team. Happened in Philly with Iverson, because people just didn't get shots when playing with him. Look at how well they played after he left.

John R.

Dear Lakers and Lakers fans

Please stop embarrassing Los Angeles.

Sincerely
The team that actually beat good teams after the All-star break and would be in the playoffs except for getting screwed to the tune of 46FTA one jobbed night in November.

Craig

Or if they beat a Sacramento team with an alcoholic head coach that had mailed in the season at Staples Center with the playoffs on the line.

You controlled your own destiny and choked it all away.... and the refs had NOTHING to do with it.

geebs

Dear L.A. fans of both teams--
Please shut up. Both of your poorly managed and talent lacking teams can cry together after the first round is over. Lakers: You are wasting Kobe in his prime. Truly, GFY! Clippers: Sam Cassell is pushing 40. Really. Think about that. Also: glad to see Tim Thomas worked out so well.

It's times like this I wish the Los Angeles metropolitan area had a lot more population density. The whining wouldn't be so wide-spread. (thanks, I'll be here all night! tip your bartenders!)

Stix

In other news... I hope the Miami Heat get swept in the first round.

Stix

In other news... I hope the Miami Heat get swept in the first round.

Dallas

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coach

yes. the lakers are one deal away from the nba championship.
a deal with GOD to bring back a young wilt chamberlain !

greatness

Best thing I've ever read. I cannot stand Mitch Kupchak and if you ask any of my friends they will tell you that for the last 3 years I've said that he is the worst GM in the league. I mean in no time has he ever made a trade or drafted a player that has made the lakers better.

Wolson Gustama

great post.

The Grinch

With Andrew Bynum emerging as a dominant big-man (and Kidd still bitching it up in Jersey), Kupchak draftees Sasha, Farmar, Turiaf, etc...all playing lights out ball off the bench, and now a trade for all star Pau Gasol...I think history has show that Mitch Kupchak might be a little bit smarter than the average idiot internet bloggers that trash him. It could have gone your way, but it didn't. A as a Lakers fan for life, I'm happy about that. GFY Association!

magicbynum

So, buddy, whaddya think about Kupchak now? Surging Bynum, Gasol, Fisher, Kobe -- turned out Mitch made ALL the right moves...... ;course, i was saying the exact same thing as you last summer.

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hey dumb shit look what the lakers are doing now...kobe is a distributer and a scorer...sasha vujacic is a great shooter and defender...and the small deal away from being a contender was pau gasol

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Fisher, Kobe -- turned out Mitch made ALL the right moves...... ;course, i was saying the exact same thing as you last summer.

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Turiaf, etc...all playing lights out ball off the bench, and now a trade for all star Pau Gasol...I think history has show that Mitch Kupchak might be a little bit smarter than the average idiot internet bloggers that trash him. It could have gone your way, but it didn't. A as a Lakers fan for life, I'm happy about that. GFY Association!

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