Game Recap: Kobe Bryant Suffers Leg Injury As Lakers Fall To Kings


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Looking to gain some momentum with only 4 games left until the season opener the Lakers traveled to Las Vegas to take on an old rival in the Sacramento Kings. Coming off an impressive victory over Israeli team Maccabi Haifa, the Lakers looked to carry on that momentum against a more formidable foe.

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The Kings are led by DeMarcus Cousins, but he would sit out tonight’s game. The team still has some recognition, however, with forward Rudy Gay and newly-signed point guard Rajon Rondo. The Lakers were 1-3 coming into this game while the Kings were 3-1.

First Quarter

Lakers started the first quarter with a nice flow to their offense, mainly due to Kobe scoring with great efficiency. With DeMarcus Cousins out of the game, the Kings had much less firepower offensively and defensively. Kosta Koufas was placed into the starting unit and had issues controlling the paint allowing the Lakers to score inside with ease. Hitting 4-7 Kobe Bryant lead all scorers in the first quarter with 8 points. Julius Randle continued his strong play he chimed in with 6 points and 2 assists, but despite their offense, the Lakers had issues with defense. They continued to struggle with guard penetration which sparked the Kings offense. The Lakers were continually out of position on defensive rotations and trailed 31-27 at the end of the quarter.

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Second Quarter

The Lakers looked to take control of the game started the second quarter with a 7-0 run. From there the Lakers seemed to lose focus on the defensive end allowing the Kings to score with ease, shooting 50% with 5 minutes left in the half. The team was no longer in control of the lead or the game and fell down 9 points before Coach Scott chose to bring the starters back into the game. Now with the starters back in the game the Lakers continued their lackadaisical play and the bleeding didn’t stop, the Lakers ended the half losing 63-51. The Kings outplayed the Lakers within the first half shooting 54% with 23 rebounds and 15 assists. Jordan Clarkson and Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers with 10 points each however Marco Belinelli was the standout in the game shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc.

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Third Quarter

The third quarter started off no better than the second. A new leak sprung in the Lakers defense and the Kings were scoring in transition to start the third. Kobe Bryant had a injury scare in the 3rd quarter in an isolation post up against Rajon Rondo and was kneed in the calf muscle and was taken out almost immediately to be nursed by the Lakers’ medical staff. The injury was diagnosed as a lower leg contusion and Kobe was ruled out for the rest of the game. Jordan Clarkson continued his strong play, seemingly the only player who could score throughout the 3rd quarter, he became the Lakers leading scorer with 17 points. The quarter ended with the Kings ahead by 14 points 88-74.

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Fourth Quarter

Both teams started off slowly before Lou Williams got out in transition for a three-point play. The Lakers inability to rebound allowed the Kings to remain comfortably ahead until back-to-back baskets from Young and Williams cut the deficit to nine. Williams hit another open three, but the Lakers remained behind by 10. The Lakers had a couple of moments midway through the quarter, particularly thanks to Williams continually getting to the free throw line, but continued failures on the defensive end wouldn’t allow the Lakers to make a major dent in the gap. After a tough James Anderson runner the Lakers trailed by 14 with less than three minutes left. A Bass dunk in transition and a Russell three cut the Kings lead to nine. One last three from Russell gave the final 107-100 margin as the Lakers fell.

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FIRE BYRON SCOTT NOW!!!!

  • Kobe has to do a better job with getting others involved early on. It doesn’t send a good message to your teammates when you come out straight firing away shots and missing

  • Kobe has to do a better job with getting others involved early on. It doesn’t send a good message to your teammates when you come out straight firing away shots and missing

  • I think Scott showed us his top 10 guys, basic rotations, and overall usage of guys for the upcoming season.
    Add Huertas, MWP and Nance…

    There are only 2 open spots.
    Upshaw vs. Black vs. Sacre
    Holmes vs. Frazier vs. JBrown

    I pick Upshaw and Holmes.

  • I think Scott showed us his top 10 guys, basic rotations, and overall usage of guys for the upcoming season.
    Add Huertas, MWP and Nance…

    There are only 2 open spots.
    Upshaw vs. Black vs. Sacre
    Holmes vs. Frazier vs. JBrown

    I pick Upshaw and Holmes.

  • Well At the Momment it doesnt look good for the 9 players that did not play tonight.

    Huertas, Frazier, J.Brown, MWP, Holmes, Black, Nance Jr, Upshaw, Sacre

    The players being cut first are on this list.

  • Well At the Momment it doesnt look good for the 9 players that did not play tonight.

    Huertas, Frazier, J.Brown, MWP, Holmes, Black, Nance Jr, Upshaw, Sacre

    The players being cut first are on this list.

  • I know it’s just preseason, but the rotations are bad. Specifically, at C and PF. You can’t have Bass and Kelly together off the bench, this leaves out any opportunity of paint defense or offensive rebounding. Have Bass come off the bench with Black or Upshaw.

  • Kobe will not play the whole season so the young players will get a chance to develop.

  • Kobe didn’t have anything to do with the Lakers Poor Defense and Offensive shooting…….Kobe wasn’t on the floor and they Looked Bad….So stop with the Kobe bashing.

  • I know it’s just preseason, but the rotations are bad. Specifically, at C and PF. You can’t have Bass and Kelly together off the bench, this leaves out any opportunity of paint defense or offensive rebounding. Have Bass come off the bench with Black or Upshaw.

  • Kobe will not play the whole season so the young players will get a chance to develop.

  • Kobe didn’t have anything to do with the Lakers Poor Defense and Offensive shooting…….Kobe wasn’t on the floor and they Looked Bad….So stop with the Kobe bashing.

  • Still absolutely mystified by some of Byron Scott’s decisions. Isn’t preseason about trying out the guys you don’t know rather than the guys you do know? What’s the point of playing Lou every game, we know what he can do. Meanwhile Frazier, Upshaw and Holmes have barely had any chance to show their stuff against NBA opposition.

  • Still absolutely mystified by some of Byron Scott’s decisions. Isn’t preseason about trying out the guys you don’t know rather than the guys you do know? What’s the point of playing Lou every game, we know what he can do. Meanwhile Frazier, Upshaw and Holmes have barely had any chance to show their stuff against NBA opposition.

  • With the perspective of Holmes in year 2 and year 3, I think he has the most upside of the 3. It says something that the team liked him enough in pre-draft workouts and Summer League to pay him $100K to pick the Lakers for Training Camp (and a potential future).

    And, I think the team has been sandbagging Frazier with the expectation that he’d be sent to the DLeague and stashed. The team paid him $50K.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Mitch weren’t lighting up the phones looking for a trade tonight.

  • You call that bashing? Kobe shot 4-12 and had zero assists, while taking terrible shots. He wasn’t even looking to pass

  • It’s not going to work every night. Did you see Kelly standing out at the 3 and Bass in the midrange, no Lakers were in the paint to get the rebound if there’s a miss. Shots aren’t always going to fall, you can’t have all 5 players outside of the paint. Plus, in Hawaii Gobert and Favors didn’t play that much or at all.

  • With the perspective of Holmes in year 2 and year 3, I think he has the most upside of the 3. It says something that the team liked him enough in pre-draft workouts and Summer League to pay him $100K to pick the Lakers for Training Camp (and a potential future).

    And, I think the team has been sandbagging Frazier with the expectation that he’d be sent to the DLeague and stashed. The team paid him $50K.

    It would surprise me if Mitch weren’t lighting up the phones looking for a trade tonight.

  • You call that bashing? Kobe shot 4-12 and had zero assists, while taking terrible shots. He wasn’t even looking to pass

  • It’s not going to work every night. Did you see Kelly standing out at the 3 and Bass in the midrange, no Lakers were in the paint to get the rebound if there’s a miss. Shots aren’t always going to fall, you can’t have all 5 players outside of the paint. Plus, in Hawaii Gobert and Favors didn’t play that much or at all.

  • Stop being over protective. You can’t hide his FG percentage and he missed every three point shot he took.

  • I said it since the start of preseason game, they think am kidding and bullshitting..FIRE BYRON SCOTT NOW.

  • Agree. Lou has gotten plenty of burn in every game so far, same with Nick Young

  • “No worries. Its just preseason guys. We will win when the real season begins!”

  • Stop being over protective. You can’t hide his FG percentage and he missed every three point shot he took.

  • I said it since the start of preseason game, they think am kidding and bullshitting..FIRE BYRON SCOTT NOW.

  • Agree. Lou has gotten plenty of burn in every game so far, same with Nick Young

  • “No worries. Its just preseason guys. We will win when the real season begins!”

  • I’ve noticed Russell plays better with Kobe, Clarkson is okay but not as great. Kobe hasn’t been ball dominant so far either

  • Not only is he coaching badly, he is also destroying Russell’s confidence.

  • I’ve noticed Russell plays better with Kobe, Clarkson is okay but not as great. Kobe hasn’t been ball dominant so far either

  • Not only is he coaching badly, he is also destroying Russell’s confidence.

  • No, it is about figuring out lineups and building chemistry. You are also auditioning players but they have to earn minutes and a shot in practice

  • Not a great showing. Kobe was bad when he played and lou had an off night. If cousins played we’d have lost by 15+.

    I think Russell was ok, loved the rebounding…his final stat line looked better than his performance. Hibbert I thought was solid and a brown was decent. I don’t like bass or kelly personally, I’m Hoping Randall can play 35 min a game.

    Overall, we are still a bad team…but we have improving pieces. Goal for this team is to play .500 ball after the all star break, end up with 35 wins and have the young guys develop their game both individually and with each other as team mates.

    Btw, Lakers will start off 1-10 or something…so be patient.

  • Gonna be a long year. This team can’t play defense and their offense doesn’t generate enough good looks to be winning games. Hire a modern nba coach and start building something for the future

  • His job isn’t to facilitate, that’s Clarkson and Russell’s job. It takes a lot of energy to do all of that, and his needs to be conserved to preserve his health. Stop it.

  • No, it is about figuring out lineups and building chemistry. You are also auditioning players but they have to earn minutes and a shot in practice

  • Not a great showing. Kobe was bad when he played and lou had an off night. If cousins played we’d have lost by 15+.

    I think Russell was ok, loved the rebounding…his final stat line looked better than his performance. Hibbert I thought was solid and a brown was decent. I don’t like bass or kelly personally, I’m Hoping Randall can play 35 min a game.

    Overall, we are still a bad team…but we have improving pieces. Goal for this team is to play .500 ball after the all star break, end up with 35 wins and have the young guys develop their game both individually and with each other as team mates.

    Btw, Lakers will start off 1-10 or something…so be patient.

  • Gonna be a long year. This team can’t play defense and their offense doesn’t generate enough good looks to be winning games. Hire a modern nba coach and start building something for the future

  • His job isn’t to facilitate, that’s Clarkson and Russell’s job. It takes a lot of energy to do all of that, and his needs to be conserved to preserve his health. Stop it.

  • You can’t audition players if they don’t see the floor. Plus, they can’t earn minutes just sitting on the bench. Pretty sure players worked hard in practice.

  • Clarkson wasn’t that impressive with or without Kobe being on the floor….Turning the ball over and playing out of control….Defensively he was terrible.

  • It takes a lot of energy jacking up shots when your being doubled or tripled teamed too

  • You can’t audition players if they don’t see the floor. Plus, they can’t earn minutes just sitting on the bench. Pretty sure players worked hard in practice.

  • Clarkson wasn’t that impressive with or without Kobe being on the floor….Turning the ball over and playing out of control….Defensively he was terrible.

  • It takes a lot of energy jacking up shots when your being doubled or tripled teamed too

  • It’s concerning that they have yet to win against NBA talent (and based on the upcoming games left, I doubt they will). But at least they’ve shown they can compete and hang in long enough to be able to win.

  • We are not going to be a good team this season. It is about building for the future. With that in mind, please move Russell back to the starting lineup.

  • JLIN tearing it up for the Hornets… all you people tearing him down last year bet you regret it now

  • You have to start Russell and Clarkson just to prevent Kobe from handling the ball too much

  • It’s concerning that they have yet to win against NBA talent (and based on the upcoming games left, I doubt they will). But at least they’ve shown they can compete and hang in long enough to be able to win.

  • We are not going to be a good team this season. It is about building for the future. With that in mind, please move Russell back to the starting lineup.

  • JLIN tearing it up for the Hornets… all you people tearing him down last year bet you regret it now

  • You have to start Russell and Clarkson just to prevent Kobe from handling the ball too much

  • What good would it do at this point?
    Completely changing the offense and philosophy of the team this late into pre-season would bring a very bad season.

    The better Scott does this year, the better opportunity the team has to find a top tier coach in the future.

    Keep in mind, top coaching guys don’t look to assume trainwrecks or rebuilding projects. As such, Scott is a necessary evil until the team gets MUCH closer to being a playoffs team.

  • the team stood and watched alot tonight but i agree this was kobes worst game of the presason

  • JLIN is outplaying both Russell and Clarkson combined.. haha and all you guys were disrespecting him last year.. told you it was the coachs fault

  • Said it before I’ll say it again, I need more stalking of the glass from Randle. He’s playing more like a SF then a PF. Kelly played less minutes and almost doubled Randle’s rebounding. Same with Russell who had the second most boards behind Hibbert.

  • You are auditioning them in practice, they have to earn playing time. If the coach can’t picture them in a rotation, no need to waste those minutes.

  • What good would it do at this point?
    Completely changing the offense and philosophy of the team this late into pre-season would bring a very bad season.

    The better Scott does this year, the better opportunity the team has to find a top tier coach in the future.

    Keep in mind, top coaching guys don’t look to assume trainwrecks or rebuilding projects. As such, Scott is a necessary evil until the team gets MUCH closer to being a playoffs team.

  • the team stood and watched alot tonight but i agree this was kobes worst game of the presason

  • JLIN is outplaying both Russell and Clarkson combined.. haha and all you guys were disrespecting him last year.. told you it was the coachs fault

  • Said it before I’ll say it again, I need more stalking of the glass from Randle. He’s playing more like a SF then a PF. Kelly played less minutes and almost doubled Randle’s rebounding. Same with Russell who had the second most boards behind Hibbert.

  • You are auditioning them in practice, they have to earn playing time. If the coach can’t picture them in a rotation, no need to waste those minutes.

  • Just face it.. the Lakers will have a worse record this year than last.. you guys were lucky to win 20 games last year

  • Nope… Leopards don’t change their spots.
    And Lin won’t be anything more than he’s ever been.

    I was hoping he could stick around this season as he would be a good backup and occasional starter.

  • LOL the kings are bottom feeders.. and Clarkson still coudlnt lead this team to a victory.. what are they 0-5 in preseason?

  • Nope… Leopards don’t change their spots.
    And Lin won’t be anything more than he’s ever been.

    I was hoping he could stick around this season as he would be a good backup and occasional starter.

  • Every other team seems to be giving their fringe guys a go. Even the Kings started one tonight, James Anderson. Even then George Karl put in his 3rd stringers for the end of the game. Meanwhile Byron kept the same horrible second unit out there. I mean Bass and Kelly, really??

  • ??? He only had two turnovers. I agree with you defensively, but he played well offensively once he was able to dribble more and worry about his own shot instead of looking for Kobe. Kobe was distorting the offense way too much. Kobe should just catch and shoot and not try and be what he was when he was younger.

  • LOL.. JLIN is outplaying both Clarkson and Russell.. you calling Lin a leopard.. he’s more like a dragon and he’s going to unleash his super saiyan powers this year.. where Scott was dumb enough to hide them

  • Every other team seems to be giving their fringe guys a go. Even the Kings started one tonight, James Anderson. Even then George Karl put in his 3rd stringers for the end of the game. Meanwhile Byron kept the same horrible second unit out there. I mean Bass and Kelly, really??

  • ??? He only had two turnovers. I agree with you defensively, but he played well offensively once he was able to dribble more and worry about his own shot instead of looking for Kobe. Kobe was distorting the offense way too much. Kobe should just catch and shoot and not try and be what he was when he was younger.

  • LOL.. JLIN is outplaying both Clarkson and Russell.. you calling Lin a leopard.. he’s more like a dragon and he’s going to unleash his super saiyan powers this year.. where Scott was dumb enough to hide them

  • JLIN goes to Charlotte and all of a sudden they are 3-0.. coincidence or just knowing how to use your players?

  • Randle is playing by Hibbert though, only one basketball haha. He is also trying to be the guy that switches high to keep Hibbert in the middle. He is doing very good in every aspect considering he is a rookie

  • JLIN goes to Charlotte and all of a sudden they are 3-0.. coincidence or just knowing how to use your players?

  • Randle is playing by Hibbert though, only one basketball haha. He is also trying to be the guy that switches high to keep Hibbert in the middle. He is doing very good in every aspect considering he is a rookie

  • Hes outplaying them BOTH COMBINED.. check the stats fool.. JLIN is tearing it up.. you see what he did in CHINA.. torched the Clippers by himself!

  • Hes outplaying them BOTH COMBINED.. check the stats fool.. JLIN is tearing it up.. you see what he did in CHINA.. torched the Clippers by himself!

  • Funny how you guys are debating which point guard is better between Clarkson and Russell.. but the best PG you guys had was the one you didnt re-sign.. Mr Jeremy Lin

  • There is definitely a problem. Everybody was gunning and not playing any defense. Scott also seems content on letting Russell flounder and that’s what I don’t really like about him.

  • Byron has to do a better job of getting his shooters open looks. Brown should be taking more shots

  • LOL you just now realize how incompetent your coach is? I told you guys this last year but you didnt listen

  • How about letting Scott do the heavy lifting during the rebuild and then once he’s turned things around hire a better coach.

    To me, right now, he’s the best coach. He’s a player developer. He’s hard nosed enough to instill good fundamentals and he’s a company guy and won’t try to do things differently than what the front office wants.

    This team isn’t going to get more than 36 wins with or without Scott. So let’s let him manage this painful year of growth as Clarkson, Randle, and Russell mature as players.

  • Maybe Anderson played well enough in practice to earn a shot in the rotation. Kelly has been playing very well. Most articles today said he is a lock to stay on the roster based on his play

  • Funny how you guys are debating which point guard is better between Clarkson and Russell.. but the best PG you guys had was the one you didnt re-sign.. Mr Jeremy Lin

  • There is definitely a problem. Everybody was gunning and not playing any defense. Scott also seems content on letting Russell flounder and that’s what I don’t really like about him.

  • Byron has to do a better job of getting his shooters open looks. Brown should be taking more shots

  • LOL you just now realize how incompetent your coach is? I told you guys this last year but you didnt listen

  • How about letting Scott do the heavy lifting during the rebuild and then once he’s turned things around hire a better coach.

    To me, right now, he’s the best coach. He’s a player developer. He’s hard nosed enough to instill good fundamentals and he’s a company guy and won’t try to do things differently than what the front office wants.

    This team isn’t going to get more than 36 wins with or without Scott. So let’s let him manage this painful year of growth as Clarkson, Randle, and Russell mature as players.

  • Maybe Anderson played well enough in practice to earn a shot in the rotation. Kelly has been playing very well. Most articles today said he is a lock to stay on the roster based on his play

  • Tonight’s game is just another example of bad coaching by B Scott. During the 3rd quarter, Scott should’ve put JC at shooting guard, Russell at point, clearly JC was not going to get teammates involved and do it all by himself. Bad defense overall, no communications on the defensive end, too many easy shots giving up. This game is a reality check from the previous game against Haifa. This Lakers team will not win many games if they keep this horrible defense up, and coach Scott needs to find the right rotation, Clarkson is NOT a PG, Lou Wills can run point better than him. Russell needs playing time, you bring him in during 4th quarter where the team already down 10+ points.

  • Tonight’s game is just another example of bad coaching by B Scott. During the 3rd quarter, Scott should’ve put JC at shooting guard, Russell at point, clearly JC was not going to get teammates involved and do it all by himself. Bad defense overall, no communications on the defensive end, too many easy shots giving up. This game is a reality check from the previous game against Haifa. This Lakers team will not win many games if they keep this horrible defense up, and coach Scott needs to find the right rotation, Clarkson is NOT a PG, Lou Wills can run point better than him. Russell needs playing time, you bring him in during 4th quarter where the team already down 10+ points.

  • Maybe Byron Scott has no idea what he is doing. This is also a possibility…Look at this Suns game, Sonny Weems and Jon Leuer starting. I haven’t even heard of Sonny Weems before.

  • Lin will never be anything more than a 14ppg combo guard.
    And his strengths are also weaknesses.

    He COULD be the league’s best 6th man, but somewhere in his Harvard educated brain he has convinced himself that he’s good enough to start (and be elite).

  • Maybe Byron Scott has no idea what he is doing. This is also a possibility…Look at this Suns game, Sonny Weems and Jon Leuer starting. I haven’t even heard of Sonny Weems before.

  • Lin will never be anything more than a 14ppg combo guard.
    And his strengths are also weaknesses.

    He COULD be the league’s best 6th man, but somewhere in his Harvard educated brain he has convinced himself that he’s good enough to start (and be elite).

  • This year’s team is better than last year’s team.

    That in itself is an improvement and signs that things are moving in the right direction.

  • Sorry but Kelly is playing good basketball so far. He never gonna tear it up but he’s a serviceable back-up.

  • Sometimes you have to focus on offense to get better effort on defense. When every player is involved on offense sharing the ball, they will play harder on defense.

  • They just aren’t thinking logically. You are 100% right, everybody starting gunning when Kobe suddenly became a black hole.

  • Randles TO’s still worry me. Missed the game but is A. Brown afraid to shoot? 2 shots in 31 minutes?

  • It’s reality……the Lakers didn’t play that We’ll with Kobe Off the Court…..They looked terrible…So don’t put that on Kobe……

  • This year’s team is better than last year’s team.

    That in itself is an improvement and signs that things are moving in the right direction.

  • Sorry but Kelly is playing good basketball so far. He never gonna tear it up but he’s a serviceable back-up.

  • Sometimes you have to focus on offense to get better effort on defense. When every player is involved on offense sharing the ball, they will play harder on defense.

  • They just aren’t thinking logically. You are 100% right, everybody starting gunning when Kobe suddenly became a black hole.

  • Randles TO’s still worry me. Missed the game but is A. Brown afraid to shoot? 2 shots in 31 minutes?

  • It’s reality……the Lakers didn’t play that We’ll with Kobe Off the Court…..They looked terrible…So don’t put that on Kobe……

  • He didn’t get many touches, still a rook, he needs to know his spot, where to get his open looks.

  • I know BS is doing his due diligence and looking at the small ball lineup. But rebounding is a HUGE problem right now. Defensively I don’t know why everyone continues to be sucked into the paint. Don’t help off the perimeter as I’d rather give up a layup than a 3.

    Don’t understand why people are complaining about Russell, him not starting means nothing. Clarkson didn’t start immediately or even crack the lineup last year in the start, and look what happened. Kobe didn’t start his first year and barely got minutes until later in the season. Starting means nothing at this point. His growth will not be affected.
    The entire team also didn’t shoot well. Russell’s a kid, he’s not going to dominate or be consistent in his 1st season. But overall… this stuff doesn’t matter. LOL. You detractors and overreacting fans will say, “BUT THE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!! WE NEED TO GET BETTER!! WAH WAH!”

    Yeah no der, but this season is about developing our core and supporting cast (the ones that will be here for the long haul) and building continuity. Winning at this point, although desired, is a bonus. We still lack in talent in areas to compete in this conference. Deal with it.

  • Only at one end though. Even then, he and Bass barely were in the paint all game. DLo was getting all the offensive boards.

  • He didn’t get many touches, still a rook, he needs to know his spot, where to get his open looks.

  • I know BS is doing his due diligence and looking at the small ball lineup. But rebounding is a HUGE problem right now. Defensively I don’t know why everyone continues to be sucked into the paint. Don’t help off the perimeter as I’d rather give up a layup than a 3.

    Don’t understand why people are complaining about Russell, him not starting means nothing. Clarkson didn’t start immediately or even crack the lineup last year in the start, and look what happened. Kobe didn’t start his first year and barely got minutes until later in the season. Starting means nothing at this point. His growth will not be affected.
    The entire team also didn’t shoot well. Russell’s a kid, he’s not going to dominate or be consistent in his 1st season. But overall… this stuff doesn’t matter. LOL. You detractors and overreacting fans will say, “BUT THE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!! WE NEED TO GET BETTER!! WAH WAH!”

    Yeah no der, but this season is about developing our core and supporting cast (the ones that will be here for the long haul) and building continuity. Winning at this point, although desired, is a bonus. We still lack in talent in areas to compete in this conference. Deal with it.

  • Only at one end though. Even then, he and Bass barely were in the paint all game. DLo was getting all the offensive boards.

  • Last year’s team would have done better if Byron wasn’t trying to tank. Marginalizing everyone by making them take turns in his dog house actually pisses people off.

  • Did you somehow think that Kobe would forget that he’s Kobe Bryant?

    And despite all the negativity that you want to speak, he still lead the team in scoring until he was benched.

    Kobe’s gonna be Kobe.
    Accept it.

  • Upshaw is a lock. He has too much potential not to give him an opportunity.

  • Kobe shouldn’t be taking more than 14-16 shots a game and he takes 12 in the first half. That’s not a winning formula

  • Kobe shot 4-12…The team shot even Worse…..No defense…Got nothing to do with Kobe shooting 4-12.

  • Last year’s team would have done better if Byron wasn’t trying to tank. Marginalizing everyone by making them take turns in his dog house actually pisses people off.

  • Did you somehow think that Kobe would forget that he’s Kobe Bryant?

    And despite all the negativity that you want to speak, he still lead the team in scoring until he was benched.

    Kobe’s gonna be Kobe.
    Accept it.

  • Upshaw is a lock. He has too much potential not to give him an opportunity.

  • Kobe shouldn’t be taking more than 14-16 shots a game and he takes 12 in the first half. That’s not a winning formula

  • Kobe shot 4-12…The team shot even Worse…..No defense…Got nothing to do with Kobe shooting 4-12.

  • So… Byron is on the court distributing the ball and penetrating, etc? Seriously..

  • LOL.. thats where you are wrong.. he is more than just a 14ppg combo guard.. he is much more than that.. he can definitely be a starter in this league and THERE IS A REASON he believes that

    Coach Clifford is starting him tomorrow when they play the Clippers and there is a good chance he will start when the regular season begins.. Clifford is a smart coach unlike Scott and he will slowly realize Lin is better suited to run the team and Kemba may be the guy you want off your bench as your super sub

  • I still need more glass activity from him. If Russell can grab 7 boards in 20 minutes Julius should have 10 in 28 minutes.

  • Kobe was not playing well. He shot well at first because nobody was expecting him to play like he did, but as soon as he starting playing hero ball the doubles starting coming and he was chucking up bad shots.

  • Kobe and Clarkson were shooting too much. No real facilitators in the starting lineup. Randle was the only guy passing

  • Who cares about leading in scoring if you shoot 33%. That’s what happened last season

  • Kobe wasn’t handling the ball, he just took too many bad shots. Go watch footage man.

  • So… Byron is on the court distributing the ball and penetrating, etc? Seriously..

  • LOL.. thats where you are wrong.. he is more than just a 14ppg combo guard.. he is much more than that.. he can definitely be a starter in this league and THERE IS A REASON he believes that

    Coach Clifford is starting him tomorrow when they play the Clippers and there is a good chance he will start when the regular season begins.. Clifford is a smart coach unlike Scott and he will slowly realize Lin is better suited to run the team and Kemba may be the guy you want off your bench as your super sub

  • I still need more glass activity from him. If Russell can grab 7 boards in 20 minutes Julius should have 10 in 28 minutes.

  • Kobe was not playing well. He shot well at first because nobody was expecting him to play like he did, but as soon as he starting playing hero ball the doubles starting coming and he was chucking up bad shots.

  • Kobe and Clarkson were shooting too much. No real facilitators in the starting lineup. Randle was the only guy passing

  • Who cares about leading in scoring if you shoot 33%. That’s what happened last season

  • Kobe wasn’t handling the ball, he just took too many bad shots. Go watch footage man.

  • How do we know they have no shot if they don’t get a go? It’s like applying for a job field that only hires experienced people, but how can you get experience if you can’t get said job? Lou Williams tonight shot about 3 or 4 “3 pointers” which were so far outside of the line, he has been given more minutes than anyone and yet hasn’t really deserved them.

  • How do we know they have no shot if they don’t get a go? It’s like applying for a job field that only hires experienced people, but how can you get experience if you can’t get said job? Lou Williams tonight shot about 3 or 4 “3 pointers” which were so far outside of the line, he has been given more minutes than anyone and yet hasn’t really deserved them.

  • Clarkson is all about ME ME ME.. he is not a natural point guard.. he had 1 ASSIST in his 28 minutes of play at starting PG.. that is unacceptable

  • If Lakers want to win then they better start making trades to try to get Markieff Morris, like trade Kelly, Sacre, and Young. He is everything we need, strength, height, and good shooting. He can play the 3 and the 4, and can take some pressure off of Randle. Also bring in Javale McGee he is a good 7 footer the can protect the rim.

  • Kobe set the tone right from the beginning. He needs to get others involved early on. When he goes into hero ball mode his teammates give less effort on both ends

  • Clarkson is all about ME ME ME.. he is not a natural point guard.. he had 1 ASSIST in his 28 minutes of play at starting PG.. that is unacceptable

  • If Lakers want to win then they better start making trades to try to get Markieff Morris, like trade Kelly, Sacre, and Young. He is everything we need, strength, height, and good shooting. He can play the 3 and the 4, and can take some pressure off of Randle. Also bring in Javale McGee he is a good 7 footer the can protect the rim.

  • Kobe set the tone right from the beginning. He needs to get others involved early on. When he goes into hero ball mode his teammates give less effort on both ends

  • I still don’t understand why Scott is going with

    C- Hibbert, Bass
    PF- Randle, Kelly

    Put in Upshaw or Black off the bench with Bass

  • Brown played the most minutes yet everyone but him shot the ball more than 5 times.

  • I’m not sure Scott has given him the green light to shoot.
    He did the same with Kelly, Nance, and Frazier.

    His points came off hustle and the random chance that he happened to be standing completely open in the corner and passing him the ball for the shot was the correct move by ANY NBA player.

  • I still don’t understand why Scott is going with

    C- Hibbert, Bass
    PF- Randle, Kelly

    Put in Upshaw or Black off the bench with Bass

  • Brown played the most minutes yet everyone but him shot the ball more than 5 times.

  • I’m not sure Scott has given him the green light to shoot.
    He did the same with Kelly, Nance, and Frazier.

    His points came off hustle and the random chance that he happened to be standing completely open in the corner and passing him the ball for the shot was the correct move by ANY NBA player.

  • So you want to cut Lou? That would be very expensive. We are stuck with him, best to let him play with second unit to build chemistry.

  • That’s what I’m saying, bad coaching by Scott. He sits Russell on the bench, where he’s suppose to get more playing time, and let’s Clarkson play point, all he does is getting his own points, no playmakers.

  • What do you call a winning formula?…..Kobe is off the floor for a great period of time….what the excuse when he not on the court and the Lakers are looking terrible?….Can’t have it both ways.

  • Fire Byron Scott ASAP. He’s a terrible coach if he’s going to keep coaching like this trust me we will be in the lottery again this year. Lakers need to go after Scott Brooks or Tom Thibodeau. Scott Brooks will be a perfect coach for this team.!

  • -The second unit’s offense was really bad… it was like too wait for Lou’s shoots.
    -Anthony Brown have to be more aggressive looking for his shoots and the same for D’Angelo.
    -Clarkson can’t be the starter point guard -he’s not a playmaker-, it have to be D’Angelo. With Kobe, Randle and Clarkson running the offense the ball does not move too much.
    -For the moment the best line up has been DR/JC/KB/JR/RH but the second unit can’t be run for Lou Williams, Huertas have to show up.
    -Those stupid contesting/fade aways three point shoots have to stoop (Lou Williams, Young, Kobe and Clarkson) and the team have to begin to move the ball just like the game before this.
    -The rotation on helps in defense suck
    -D’Lo and JR just need confidence and time, both are very talented players, just need some experience and adjust to the speed of the game

    Sorry for the bad english

  • So you want to cut Lou? That would be very expensive. We are stuck with him, best to let him play with second unit to build chemistry.

  • That’s what I’m saying, bad coaching by Scott. He sits Russell on the bench, where he’s suppose to get more playing time, and let’s Clarkson play point, all he does is getting his own points, no playmakers.

  • What do you call a winning formula?…..Kobe is off the floor for a great period of time….what the excuse when he not on the court and the Lakers are looking terrible?….Can’t have it both ways.

  • Fire Byron Scott ASAP. He’s a terrible coach if he’s going to keep coaching like this trust me we will be in the lottery again this year. Lakers need to go after Scott Brooks or Tom Thibodeau. Scott Brooks will be a perfect coach for this team.!

  • -The second unit’s offense was really bad… it was like too wait for Lou’s shoots.
    -Anthony Brown have to be more aggressive looking for his shoots and the same for D’Angelo.
    -Clarkson can’t be the starter point guard -he’s not a playmaker-, it have to be D’Angelo. With Kobe, Randle and Clarkson running the offense the ball does not move too much.
    -For the moment the best line up has been DR/JC/KB/JR/RH but the second unit can’t be run for Lou Williams, Huertas have to show up.
    -Those stupid contesting/fade aways three point shoots have to stoop (Lou Williams, Young, Kobe and Clarkson) and the team have to begin to move the ball just like the game before this.
    -The rotation on helps in defense suck
    -D’Lo and JR just need confidence and time, both are very talented players, just need some experience and adjust to the speed of the game

    Sorry for the bad english

  • And if Randy wasn’t here, it’d be a more pleasant website. But I’m sure we’d both agree to disagree. SMH.

  • 38 wins will get them into the playoffs?

    When did Sacramento get put into the Eastern Conference?

  • And if Randy wasn’t here, it’d be a more pleasant website. But I’m sure we’d both agree to disagree. SMH.

  • 38 wins will get them into the playoffs?

    When did Sacramento get put into the Eastern Conference?

  • It’s one thing to lose games, but when he benches Russell he is putting Kupchak’s job at risk because now Kupchak’s judgement is being called into question. The fact that Kupchak took Russell will be a sore spot if he is a bust.

  • I said this earlier, Randle looks like he has the potential to be an elite wing defender, but his post defense/rebounding still looks like a project. He should work with Metta on that.

  • Upshaw hasn’t played much, and clearly Scott wants to win this game, can’t let a rook backup Hibbert tonight, plus Scott clearly wants to play small ball tonight. I don’t see a problem. The real problem is letting JC playing point, sits Russell way too long. No playmakers on the court.

  • I don’t want to cut Lou, you crazy? I want him to sit out, kind of like how Cousins sat out tonight.

  • It’s one thing to lose games, but when he benches Russell he is putting Kupchak’s job at risk because now Kupchak’s judgement is being called into question. The fact that Kupchak took Russell will be a sore spot if he is a bust.

  • I said this earlier, Randle looks like he has the potential to be an elite wing defender, but his post defense/rebounding still looks like a project. He should work with Metta on that.

  • Upshaw hasn’t played much, and clearly Scott wants to win this game, can’t let a rook backup Hibbert tonight, plus Scott clearly wants to play small ball tonight. I don’t see a problem. The real problem is letting JC playing point, sits Russell way too long. No playmakers on the court.

  • I don’t want to cut Lou, you crazy? I want him to sit out, kind of like how Cousins sat out tonight.

  • When he was the best player in the world that was fine. Now it’s not.

  • To Show how much you guys really need him and all the disrespect you showed him last year.. hes shoving it right back in your face!

  • They played us, and we’re not viewed as an elite team. A lot of people project us to be worse and they barely beat us by 7, yeah that’s a playoff team alright

  • When he was the best player in the world that was fine. Now it’s not.

  • To Show how much you guys really need him and all the disrespect you showed him last year.. hes shoving it right back in your face!

  • They played us, and we’re not viewed as an elite team. A lot of people project us to be worse and they barely beat us by 7, yeah that’s a playoff team alright

  • He’s here because Lin will prove that Lakersnation were stupid for getting rid of him

  • We’re short on true PG’s as Huertas’ hammy is still trippin’ but I can’t complain because they are tricky injuries. The bench has been bad with no PG in terms of setting up the offense. Russell is more needed on the bench right now than the starters as the starters look fine.

    You can’t just thrust a rookie back into the starting lineup after a scary injury. BS is smarter than all of us here in terms of basketball.

  • I am fine with Kelly and Bass. But I would prefer Metta instead of Young at the three with that unit. Young just doesn’t give any effort on defense, it is frustrating

  • That’s what Kobe said, but Kobe did way too much in that last game. That’s why he got injured. He should have passed that ball off because the help was right behind Rondo when he made his move.

  • I think Kobe has more respect for DR than for Clarkson or anyone else for that matter. There might be some chemistry there.

  • He’s here because Lin will prove that Lakersnation were stupid for getting rid of him

  • We’re short on true PG’s as Huertas’ hammy is still trippin’ but I can’t complain because they are tricky injuries. The bench has been bad with no PG in terms of setting up the offense. Russell is more needed on the bench right now than the starters as the starters look fine.

    You can’t just thrust a rookie back into the starting lineup after a scary injury. BS is smarter than all of us here in terms of basketball.

  • I am fine with Kelly and Bass. But I would prefer Metta instead of Young at the three with that unit. Young just doesn’t give any effort on defense, it is frustrating

  • That’s what Kobe said, but Kobe did way too much in that last game. That’s why he got injured. He should have passed that ball off because the help was right behind Rondo when he made his move.

  • I think Kobe has more respect for DR than for Clarkson or anyone else for that matter. There might be some chemistry there.

  • Did it make any difference?

    Kobe can shoot 33% or ABrown can shoot 33%.
    or Russell…
    or Young…

    With or without Kobe this team isn’t getting more than 35 wins. There is no silver bullet bro.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • when he shoots a terrible % and his teammates are disengaged. Kobe can’t do it all on his own anymore

  • It’s preseason, but this group hasn’t beat a single NBA team yet. That is concerning. People say that they’re better than last season’s team, but there’s actually no evidence to support that.

  • “We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball is something.”
    – Michael Jordan.

    But what does he know about basketball?

  • Did it make any difference?

    Kobe can shoot 33% or ABrown can shoot 33%.
    or Russell…
    or Young…

    With or without Kobe this team isn’t getting more than 35 wins. There is no silver bullet bro.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • when he shoots a terrible % and his teammates are disengaged. Kobe can’t do it all on his own anymore

  • It’s preseason, but this group hasn’t beat a single NBA team yet. That is concerning. People say that they’re better than last season’s team, but there’s actually no evidence to support that.

  • “We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball is something.”
    – Michael Jordan.

    But what does he know about basketball?

  • when marcelo comes back and leads the second unit then all will be well/ russell goes back to starting point kobe goes back to the 3 and A brown goes back to the bench. and besides all that we still only lost by 7. did they make mistakes yes should kelly and brown been on the court nope. but they told us before the game that cuts were coming what did yall except to happen. kelly just played himself into getting cut, as usual he did nothing against a nba team. brown only started cause marcelo is hurt and russel got hurt and that limited his mins so people had to shift.

  • I’ll give you that, but the offense was pretty horrible around the 2nd quarter which was when Kobe started throwing up shots. We need guys to be consistent on offense and defense, the last few games they came out with energy, but tonight they didn’t look that energized

  • And see that’s the problem. You don’t care if Kobe shoots 33% from the field just as long as it’s Kobe. If Russell is shooting 33% at least he is learning. Russell is the future.

    If they not going to make the playoffs they need to focus on developing Russell because his confidence is completely shot.

  • Had nothing to do with the Lakers bad play tonite….Kobe played about 12 min…..what about the other 36min?….Get Real.

  • wow I missed the game. I didn’t know D.C. didn’t play and SAC played 16 players

  • more power to him. I hope he succeeds in Charlotte. It’s probably a better place for him. I’m glad he’s still in the NBA for that matter.

  • when marcelo comes back and leads the second unit then all will be well/ russell goes back to starting point kobe goes back to the 3 and A brown goes back to the bench. and besides all that we still only lost by 7. did they make mistakes yes should kelly and brown been on the court nope. but they told us before the game that cuts were coming what did yall except to happen. kelly just played himself into getting cut, as usual he did nothing against a nba team. brown only started cause marcelo is hurt and russel got hurt and that limited his mins so people had to shift.

  • I’ll give you that, but the offense was pretty horrible around the 2nd quarter which was when Kobe started throwing up shots. We need guys to be consistent on offense and defense, the last few games they came out with energy, but tonight they didn’t look that energized

  • And see that’s the problem. You don’t care if Kobe shoots 33% from the field just as long as it’s Kobe. If Russell is shooting 33% at least he is learning. Russell is the future.

    If they not going to make the playoffs they need to focus on developing Russell because his confidence is completely shot.

  • Had nothing to do with the Lakers bad play tonite….Kobe played about 12 min…..what about the other 36min?….Get Real.

  • wow I missed the game. I didn’t know D.C. didn’t play and SAC played 16 players

  • more power to him. I hope he succeeds in Charlotte. It’s probably a better place for him. I’m glad he’s still in the NBA for that matter.

  • Who will be the next Lakers head coach?
    1. Tom Thibodeau
    2. Monty Williams
    3. Avery Johnson
    4. Mark Jackson
    5. Jeff Van Gundy
    6. Brian Shaw

  • Metta was never a monster on the glass. He was a great wing defender and good scorer in his prime. Nothing about Metta says PF development. IJS

  • Who will be the next Lakers head coach?
    1. Tom Thibodeau
    2. Monty Williams
    3. Avery Johnson
    4. Mark Jackson
    5. Jeff Van Gundy
    6. Brian Shaw

  • Metta was never a monster on the glass. He was a great wing defender and good scorer in his prime. Nothing about Metta says PF development. IJS

  • If Michael Jordan says something, you listen. And if he says Jeremy Lin will be the Hornets biggest acquisition.. you will understand why.

  • It seems like guys like you are just now coming to terms that this isn’t a championship team.

    And until the season ends, we don’t know if this team is better. All we can say is that adding Kobe, Hibbert, Williams, Bass, Randle, and Russell should make us better.

  • Scott is not allowing Upshaw to earn his spot. I just assumed Upshaw would be the backup center, but it’s obvious that he won’t get significant minutes.

  • If Michael Jordan says something, you listen. And if he says Jeremy Lin will be the Hornets biggest acquisition.. you will understand why.

  • It seems like guys like you are just now coming to terms that this isn’t a championship team.

    And until the season ends, we don’t know if this team is better. All we can say is that adding Kobe, Hibbert, Williams, Bass, Randle, and Russell should make us better.

  • Scott is not allowing Upshaw to earn his spot. I just assumed Upshaw would be the backup center, but it’s obvious that he won’t get significant minutes.

  • Plus Randle has worked with Metta and we’re seeing SF skills improved in Julius. Hm?

  • Kobe did mentor Clarkson a lot last year, and he does get along with Clarkson. I just think it’s a matter of Clarkson not knowing when to attack. Kobe does seem to let these young guys have the green light to score or attack, they just need to finish. Chemistry seems to be good with this team, Kobe and Clarkson seem to have great chemistry, I just think it’s a matter of Clarkson just having to finish

  • It’s the Hornets. He probably is their biggest acquisition. They added like 6 new guys and they’re playing well together. Credit to them.

  • It’s sad too because Kobe could have really contributed to this team if he was willing to play within the offense.

  • Russell got 3 assists in 20 minutes.
    So far this preseason, Clarkson has been the team’s best PG.

    And until Russell improves his game, it’s going to be that way for a long time.

    What happened to all the guys last year who swore Clarkson was a PG? I even recall someone saying they would bet their house….

  • Plus Randle has worked with Metta and we’re seeing SF skills improved in Julius. Hm?

  • I guarantee you, the reason Kobe and Byron did not like Jeremy is because he is an outspoken Christian. I guarantee it.

  • Kobe did mentor Clarkson a lot last year, and he does get along with Clarkson. I just think it’s a matter of Clarkson not knowing when to attack. Kobe does seem to let these young guys have the green light to score or attack, they just need to finish. Chemistry seems to be good with this team, Kobe and Clarkson seem to have great chemistry, I just think it’s a matter of Clarkson just having to finish

  • It’s the Hornets. He probably is their biggest acquisition. They added like 6 new guys and they’re playing well together. Credit to them.

  • It’s sad too because Kobe could have really contributed to this team if he was willing to play within the offense.

  • Russell got 3 assists in 20 minutes.
    So far this preseason, Clarkson has been the team’s best PG.

    And until Russell improves his game, it’s going to be that way for a long time.

    What happened to all the guys last year who swore Clarkson was a PG? I even recall someone saying they would bet their house….

  • I’d say on offense Kobe or Clarkson, defense I prefer Hibbert to set the tone in the paint.

  • I’d say on offense Kobe or Clarkson, defense I prefer Hibbert to set the tone in the paint.

  • No excuse. Pau and LO crashed the boards and there was no cannibalizing factor keeping one from getting his numbers in rebounds.

  • We all know that Jeremy Lin played well in his first preseason game and followed that up with an absolute dud game. He then had an excellent game against the Clippers, so he is due another poor game. Such is Linconsistinsanity.

  • No excuse. Pau and LO crashed the boards and there was no cannibalizing factor keeping one from getting his numbers in rebounds.

  • We all know that Jeremy Lin played well in his first preseason game and followed that up with an absolute dud game. He then had an excellent game against the Clippers, so he is due another poor game. Such is Linconsistinsanity.

  • The point is that he doesn’t want finish the pre-season with only one win. It looks like that will be the case since their last 3 games will be against the Warriors, Blazers, then the Warriors again.

    I agree, though. They have to give Russell more shots and more time on the court.

  • No. they got Nicolas Batum, Spencer Hawes, Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky, Aaron Harrison and a bunch of other guys

    Their roster is totally revamped

  • Kobe made his 1st 3 shots so he did set the tone…the others were the one who didn’t follow ….Kobe play roughly 12min….why can’t a team with other vets set the tone the other 36mins?….Stop looking for someone to blame.

  • The point is that he doesn’t want finish the pre-season with only one win. It looks like that will be the case since their last 3 games will be against the Warriors, Blazers, then the Warriors again.

    I agree, though. They have to give Russell more shots and more time on the court.

  • No. they got Nicolas Batum, Spencer Hawes, Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky, Aaron Harrison and a bunch of other guys

    Their roster is totally revamped

  • Kobe made his 1st 3 shots so he did set the tone…the others were the one who didn’t follow ….Kobe play roughly 12min….why can’t a team with other vets set the tone the other 36mins?….Stop looking for someone to blame.

  • Tune in tomorrow 8 AM on NBA TV against the Clippers! I know you will be watching!

  • Undrafted rookies aren’t going to change the fate of the team. And are presumably not good enough to be NBA players yet.

    So does it really matter if they play or not? They won’t in the regular season.

  • Everybody tune in 8 AM on NBA TV for Clippers vs Hornets

    JLIN will tear it up.. I promise you that!

  • Tune in tomorrow 8 AM on NBA TV against the Clippers! I know you will be watching!

  • Undrafted rookies aren’t going to change the fate of the team. And are presumably not good enough to be NBA players yet.

    So does it really matter if they play or not? They won’t in the regular season.

  • Yeah man exactly. Randle has been defending wing players great and aggressive like Burke and tonight in Gay, but maybe Metta can’t preach post defense or rebounding as you pointed out. Wonder if the FO is trying to make Randle the next SF LeBron or PF Griffin. Randle also seems to hit his jump shots in practice, but in game hasn’t looked that great, so more questions

  • It’s typical that this forum finally gets a moderator, who is nowhere to be seen when the Lin only fans come trolling.

  • Yeah man exactly. Randle has been defending wing players great and aggressive like Burke and tonight in Gay, but maybe Metta can’t preach post defense or rebounding as you pointed out. Wonder if the FO is trying to make Randle the next SF LeBron or PF Griffin. Randle also seems to hit his jump shots in practice, but in game hasn’t looked that great, so more questions

  • It’s typical that this forum finally gets a moderator, who is nowhere to be seen when the Lin only fans come trolling.

  • And when Scott gives C-tier guys game time, folks complain that he should be giving the starters and backups more time.

    You are WAY to focused on guys who might not make the team or get more than 5 minutes on any given night.

    Are you trying to find a team that will win this year, or just want to watch future DLeaguers struggle?

  • And when Scott gives C-tier guys game time, folks complain that he should be giving the starters and backups more time.

    You are WAY to focused on guys who might not make the team or get more than 5 minutes on any given night.

    Are you trying to find a team that will win this year, or just want to watch future DLeaguers struggle?

  • Some of these people will make a million excuses for this man. They are Loyal to Kobe, but Kobe needs to be Loyal to this organization. He will not be back next year.

  • The game didn’t start well because someone started jacking it up again to prove ESPN was wrong. As a result, the flow of the laker offense stagnated that ended up in a loss.

    Looking at the game, sometime in the 3rd quarter, that someone got out of the game for good due to some injury. From that point on, the flow of the offense got better and a 19 point lead was trimmed to single digit.

    On a separate note, Scott should probably focus more on the strength of the team, i.e., offense, instead of defense. I remember, during the first few years of Phil’s second stint with the lakers, they won games through offense and, later on, the defense was organized which led to a back to back title.

  • Scott has 2 practices every day, and has had 2 practices every day for nearly 14 days. I am quite sure he knows the playing caliber of his team.

  • Some of these people will make a million excuses for this man. They are Loyal to Kobe, but Kobe needs to be Loyal to this organization. He will not be back next year.

  • The game didn’t start well because someone started jacking it up again to prove ESPN was wrong. As a result, the flow of the laker offense stagnated that ended up in a loss.

    Looking at the game, sometime in the 3rd quarter, that someone got out of the game for good due to some injury. From that point on, the flow of the offense got better and a 19 point lead was trimmed to single digit.

    On a separate note, Scott should probably focus more on the strength of the team, i.e., offense, instead of defense. I remember, during the first few years of Phil’s second stint with the lakers, they won games through offense and, later on, the defense was organized (together with maturation of Pau) which led to a back to back title.

  • Scott has 2 practices every day, and has had 2 practices every day for nearly 14 days. I am quite sure he knows the playing caliber of his team.

  • Lin’s played well in all of his Hornets games so far. All of them were statistically around or higher than his career stats. He’s a former Laker. Let’s not hate now.

  • The “best” player always sets the tone. Kobe was selfish tonight. I Love Kobe, but he played the wrong way tonight.

  • Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Metta knows a lil something bout low post D but crashing the glass like Barkley or Rodman is another thing.

  • Precisely, Kobe is the biggest Laker killer there is now. Him and Scott. Team 10 times better when they are gone.

  • Lin’s played well in all of his Hornets games so far. All of them were statistically around or higher than his career stats. He’s a former Laker. Let’s not hate now.

  • The “best” player always sets the tone. Kobe was selfish tonight. I Love Kobe, but he played the wrong way tonight.

  • Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Metta knows a lil something bout low post D but crashing the glass like Barkley or Rodman is another thing.

  • Precisely, Kobe is the biggest Laker killer there is now. Him and Scott. Team 10 times better when they are gone.

  • Well we still have Black. Black put together a solid season last year and was known for his rebounding and defense in the paint. I really don’t understand why he’s fallen out of the rotation. Yeah I want to see Russell man the point and JC at SG, but Huertas has still yet to play.

  • Maybe Kobe was having a rough time with the LO news. Hope to see him play differently on Saturday

  • Kobe is like that old guy at the club.. still thinks he can get all the girls but doesn’t know his time is up.

  • Well we still have Black. Black put together a solid season last year and was known for his rebounding and defense in the paint. I really don’t understand why he’s fallen out of the rotation. Yeah I want to see Russell man the point and JC at SG, but Huertas has still yet to play.

  • Maybe Kobe was having a rough time with the LO news. Hope to see him play differently on Saturday

  • Kobe is like that old guy at the club.. still thinks he can get all the girls but doesn’t know his time is up.

  • No.
    I accept that NO Lakers player is going to shoot better than 33% at the SF position and that in the big picture it really makes no difference.

    I accept that this is a 35 win team and that this year’s main focus is to give Russell, Randle, and Clarkson 30+ minutes per night and hope that they can grow to become better players for the future.

    Russell is shooting like garbage and isn’t playing anything better than a bench guy. And somehow you forgot that he’s a guard.

    Maybe Russell’s confidence is shot because he’s a rookie and the learning curve for the game’s toughest position is a bit harder than he and his ego expected?

  • Maybe Kobe did go to check up on Odom, since it seems he hasn’t given a post game interview. Hopefully Lamar will be fine.

  • Pau and Lamar weren’t on the floor together a lot of the time. Lamar was the sixth man. They did play together quite a bit though.

  • He got hurt because he’s kinda old and this team has no idea what it’s doing yet.

  • No.
    I accept that NO Lakers player is going to shoot better than 33% at the SF position and that in the big picture it really makes no difference.

    I accept that this is a 35 win team and that this year’s main focus is to give Russell, Randle, and Clarkson 30+ minutes per night and hope that they can grow to become better players for the future.

    Russell is shooting like garbage and isn’t playing anything better than a bench guy. And somehow you forgot that he’s a guard.

    Maybe Russell’s confidence is shot because he’s a rookie and the learning curve for the game’s toughest position is a bit harder than he and his ego expected? (aka he’s a rookie with ZERO NBA experience).

  • Maybe Kobe did go to check up on Odom, since it seems he hasn’t given a post game interview. Hopefully Lamar will be fine.

  • Pau and Lamar weren’t on the floor together a lot of the time. Lamar was the sixth man. They did play together quite a bit though.

  • He got hurt because he’s kinda old and this team has no idea what it’s doing yet.

  • Why are there still trolls here? I thought mods were going to moderate the comment section

  • Why are there still trolls here? I thought mods were going to moderate the comment section

  • Not even Upshaw, but Black was supposed to be the backup C and he is hardly seeing the floor. I never tried to doubt Scott, but not playing Black is a head scratcher

  • Not even Upshaw, but Black was supposed to be the backup C and he is hardly seeing the floor. I never tried to doubt Scott, but not playing Black is a head scratcher

  • All Kobe does is get injured after hogging the ball. Then, when he comes back he ruins the built up chemistry and gets injured again. It just keeps happening over and over. Very soon he will see he needs to hang up that jersey.

  • I done heard from your kind before….Take Kobe off this team and you will have the same results from last year…..Yes I done heard your kind before….The last time Kobe played a FULL season the Lakers made the Playoffs (unfortunately he got hurt 2 games before season end)….I Rest my case.

  • All Kobe does is get injured after hogging the ball. Then, when he comes back he ruins the built up chemistry and gets injured again. It just keeps happening over and over. Very soon he will see he needs to hang up that jersey.

  • I done heard from your kind before….Take Kobe off this team and you will have the same results from last year…..Yes I done heard your kind before….The last time Kobe played a FULL season the Lakers made the Playoffs (unfortunately he got hurt 2 games before season end)….I Rest my case.

  • Classic apologist. No one’s bashing Kobe. There’s a thing called observing and giving constructive criticism.

  • But seriously guys this team looked bad tonight. And really BScott? What is having Russell coming off the bench really doing with the chemistry of the 1st unit?! He knows damn well hes a starter what point is he trying to prove. I like BScott but he really does look lost out there just like the team. Preseason or not this is very concerning.

  • With the center depth still a undetermined you would think Byron would play those guys to see who fits but nope. Hibbert should sit out next game to rest to evaluate the other centers

  • Classic apologist. No one’s bashing Kobe. There’s a thing called observing and giving constructive criticism.

  • But seriously guys this team looked bad tonight. And really BScott? What is having Russell coming off the bench really doing with the chemistry of the 1st unit?! He knows damn well hes a starter what point is he trying to prove. I like BScott but he really does look lost out there just like the team. Preseason or not this is very concerning.

  • With the center depth still a undetermined you would think Byron would play those guys to see who fits but nope. Hibbert should sit out next game to rest to evaluate the other centers

  • Oh and if that’s not enough, dumb Scott is playing Bryant at a position where he is most likely to get injured every night. Doomed for disaster.

  • Actually if you look at the statistics.. Lin was a more efficient scorer.. better passer and better defender.. and they won more games when Lin got more than 28 minutes a game than when Clarkson did.. so lets speak the truth when we talking basketball ok?

  • Oh and if that’s not enough, dumb Scott is playing Bryant at a position where he is most likely to get injured every night. Doomed for disaster.

  • Actually if you look at the statistics.. Lin was a more efficient scorer.. better passer and better defender.. and they won more games when Lin got more than 28 minutes a game than when Clarkson did.. so lets speak the truth when we talking basketball ok?

  • It seems to me you are still living in the past of the Laker glory days and not focusing on the present.. Kobe is washed up but you still are blind to that fact.

    Get a reality check buddy.. you need one

  • Wrong. Clarkson was starter for much of the second half and Lin coming off the bench was better.

  • It seems to me you are still living in the past of the Laker glory days and not focusing on the present.. Kobe is washed up but you still are blind to that fact.

    Get a reality check buddy.. you need one

  • Wrong. Clarkson was starter for much of the second half and Lin coming off the bench was better.

  • Everyone is disagreeing with you.. but you still seem to think youre right..

  • Huh?
    What does religion have to do with basketball?

    If it did, then God is a Lakers fan, and for all the praying Lin does, it still doesn’t make him anything more than a borderline starter.

  • Huh?
    What does religion have to do with basketball?

    If it did, then God is a Lakers fan, and for all the praying Lin does, it still doesn’t make him anything more than a borderline starter.

  • Kobe is going to rage so hard when the losses start mounting and he realizes that this team isn’t playing better than the last one.

  • Actually the sf position is less taxing on his body and allows him to handle the ball less

  • Kobe is going to rage so hard when the losses start mounting and he realizes that this team isn’t playing better than the last one.

  • This is obviously joshhh. The only dude who wanted to get McGee and Morris lol

  • Actually the sf position is less taxing on his body and allows him to handle the ball less

  • Your statements are a joke.. you will learn this season just how good Lin is.. stay tuned and be sure to turn in 8AM on NBATV to watch Clippers vs Hornets in SHANGHAI!

  • Even the lower tier forwards will be hard for him to keep up. Kobe will not get his way through that.

  • Your statements are a joke.. you will learn this season just how good Lin is.. stay tuned and be sure to turn in 8AM on NBATV to watch Clippers vs Hornets in SHANGHAI!

  • Even the lower tier forwards will be hard for him to keep up. Kobe will not get his way through that.

  • Kelly was a center at Duke. If you watch him he’s actually more comfortable at center, his natural position. Most don’t see Kelly like that because they cringe at his strength level. Keep in mind the modern NBA is moving away from the brute strength center’s of old.

  • I remeber the last 2 seasons some of the same clowns on this blog was Saying when Kobe got injured the Lakers would be better…..I’m still LAUGHING….I see yall still got JOKES.

  • Black is 6’6. Undersized at the 3 position. I do like his hustle but he can’t defend the paint and has no offense either

  • Kelly was a center at Duke. If you watch him he’s actually more comfortable at center, his natural position. Most don’t see Kelly like that because they cringe at his strength level. Keep in mind the modern NBA is moving away from the brute strength center’s of old.

  • I remeber the last 2 seasons some of the same clowns on this blog was Saying when Kobe got injured the Lakers would be better…..I’m still LAUGHING….I see yall still got JOKES.

  • Black is 6’6. Undersized at the 3 position. I do like his hustle but he can’t defend the paint and has no offense either

  • When the team has a true ball handler, Kobe’s job is easier.
    You are making way too much out of tonight’s game.

    All we saw is that JC isn’t an amazing PG, and that without a true ball mover, the offense stalls. And, for some reason, Byron didn’t think Russell was part of his starting rotation.

  • Ive always been one to roll my eyes at “executives” that say Kobe is not helping the Lakers situation. BUT after seeing him 2nite i see what they mean. The dude has no conscious! All hes helping do is to develop Randle,Clarkson and Russell into awesome dump it down low to Kobe players. SMH…they need to be taking a bulk of the shots dammit! LET THEM DEVELOP! Ur still a G.O.A.T tho Kobe.

  • When the team has a true ball handler, Kobe’s job is easier.
    You are making way too much out of tonight’s game.

    All we saw is that JC isn’t an amazing PG, and that without a true ball mover, the offense stalls. And, for some reason, Byron didn’t think Russell was part of his starting rotation.

  • Ive always been one to roll my eyes at “executives” that say Kobe is not helping the Lakers situation. BUT after seeing him 2nite i see what they mean. The dude has no conscious! All hes helping do is to develop Randle,Clarkson and Russell into awesome dump it down low to Kobe players. SMH…they need to be taking a bulk of the shots dammit! LET THEM DEVELOP! Ur still a G.O.A.T tho Kobe.

  • I hate to say it, but we might suck again this year. The rotations are bad, and we haven’t really looked all that great in preseason. We played well against the Jazz in game 2, but Gobert and Favors didn’t play, and Gordon played little.

  • The game was lost because the entire team sucked in the 2nd quarter.

    Kobe shooting .333% is only .04% lower than his average. So statistically that’s irrelevant. But, when the rest of the team struggles, it’s suddenly relevant.

  • I hate to say it, but we might suck again this year. The rotations are bad, and we haven’t really looked all that great in preseason. We played well against the Jazz in game 2, but Gobert and Favors didn’t play, and Gordon played little.

  • The game was lost because the entire team sucked in the 2nd quarter.

    Kobe shooting .333% is only .04% lower than his average. So statistically that’s irrelevant. But, when the rest of the team struggles, it’s suddenly relevant.

  • Byron Scott’s teams always look lost without a commanding PG. That’s his basketball. He won’t change so needs to be changed!!!

  • Well yeah. That is pretty much a given. This season is about developing players and building for the future.

  • Byron Scott’s teams always look lost without a commanding PG. That’s his basketball. He won’t change so needs to be changed!!!

  • Well yeah. That is pretty much a given. This season is about developing players and building for the future.

  • Kobe left game early(personal issue) guess in he’s going to go see L.O, well left arena , game was due to contusion

  • Ha, I heard that same thing about that Asian point guard last year… I guess we’ve taken an oath not to beat an NBA team until 20 games into preseason and regular season combine.

  • Kobe left game early(personal issue) guess in he’s going to go see L.O, well left arena , game was due to contusion

  • Ha, I heard that same thing about that Asian point guard last year… I guess we’ve taken an oath not to beat an NBA team until 20 games into preseason and regular season combine.

  • Lakers might not suck this year. They will suck this year. With a horrible coach and a ballhog aging mamba, things look not so well for Lakers. Might as well prep for the lottery.

  • Lakers might not suck this year. They will suck this year. With a horrible coach and a ballhog aging mamba, things look not so well for Lakers. Might as well prep for the lottery.

  • Now I know you’re knowledge of the Lakers is suspect. Paul and LO were the preferred front court duo Phil used. Bynum was either hurt or in Phil’s doghouse half the time. Bynum rarely saw the floor in 4th quarters.

  • Now I know you’re knowledge of the Lakers is suspect. Paul and LO were the preferred front court duo Phil used. Bynum was either hurt or in Phil’s doghouse half the time. Bynum rarely saw the floor in 4th quarters.

  • LOL why are the Lin trolls here today. We get it you hate Kobe, 5 rings over Linsani..who? Yao Ming > Jeremy Lin all day fam

  • LOL why are the Lin trolls here today. We get it you hate Kobe, 5 rings over Linsani..who? Yao Ming > Jeremy Lin all day fam

  • Why are you joking at a time of someone in severe condition. You trolls are really heartless man

  • Are you saying Lamar wasn’t the sixth man? He has an award that would say your knowledge is suspect. Obviously Pau played a lot of minutes without Lamar, or maybe you don’t know how that works.

  • Why are you joking at a time of someone in severe condition. You trolls are really heartless man

  • Are you saying Lamar wasn’t the sixth man? He has an award that would say your knowledge is suspect. Obviously Pau played a lot of minutes without Lamar, or maybe you don’t know how that works.

  • Just cause they averaged that, doesn’t mean there weren’t games when Pau or Lamar had 5 or less rebounds. Especially when playing less than 30 minutes.

  • Just cause they averaged that, doesn’t mean there weren’t games when Pau or Lamar had 5 or less rebounds. Especially when playing less than 30 minutes.

  • Actually there is proof. It’s called the eye-test and the ball is only sticking this time around because of a lack of playmaking PG’s. The offense has looked a lot more crisp, yet inconsistent because we’re playing different guys together. The effort is also there on defense but the problem is the metal errors.

    Team does look a lot more competent this time around.

  • Actually there is proof. It’s called the eye-test and the ball is only sticking this time around because of a lack of playmaking PG’s. The offense has looked a lot more crisp, yet inconsistent because we’re playing different guys together. The effort is also there on defense but the problem is the metal errors.

    Team does look a lot more competent this time around.

  • Are you thinking straight dude? What has 6th man got to do with minutes on the floor? LO played the third most mpg behind only Kobe and Pau. Again, Phil preferred LO and pau together. Stop arguing just to argue man.

  • Are you thinking straight dude? What has 6th man got to do with minutes on the floor? LO played the third most mpg behind only Kobe and Pau. Again, Phil preferred LO and pau together. Stop arguing just to argue man.

  • It means Pau was on the floor without Lamar. Do I really have to explain this? Is this basketball preschool?

  • It means Pau was on the floor without Lamar. Do I really have to explain this? Is this basketball preschool?

  • Kobe didnt plau long enough. A few days ago lebton was 3 for 13 so relax its pre season, kobe knows what hes duin

  • The Lakers Will suffer when Kobe leave unless they are fortunate to get a Durant …They’ll become irrelevant as the Celtics has been…The FO Knows the only thing keeping them relevant is Kobe…That Fanbase will turn elsewhere …the reciepts will be your next door neighbors…Clippers.

  • I’m not joking about Lamar. I wish him the best. I’m joking about people who have NO IDEA what they’re ta[king about {“Kobe is going to see LO”) but they spew their crap anyway. Stuff it.

  • Kobe didnt plau long enough. A few days ago lebton was 3 for 13 so relax its pre season, kobe knows what hes duin

  • The Lakers Will suffer when Kobe leave unless they are fortunate to get a Durant …They’ll become irrelevant as the Celtics has been…The FO Knows the only thing keeping them relevant is Kobe…That Fanbase will turn elsewhere …the reciepts will be your next door neighbors…Clippers.

  • I’m not joking about Lamar. I wish him the best. I’m joking about people who have NO IDEA what they’re talkng about {“Kobe is going to see LO”) but they spew their crap anyway. Stuff it.

  • My point was not about percentages rather to move the ball. Your man jacked up 11 shots in less than 11 minutes of playing time and you can see guys aren’t moving when he’s in the game because they somehow know that the ball isn’t going back.

  • He liked them on the floor together to close out the games, but Lamar led the second unit. They played a lot of minutes without each other. No reason to argue this, they actually have stats that show this now.

  • My point was not about percentages rather to move the ball. Your man jacked up 11 shots in less than 11 minutes of playing time and you can see guys aren’t moving when he’s in the game because they somehow know that the ball isn’t going back.

  • He liked them on the floor together to close out the games, but Lamar led the second unit. They played a lot of minutes without each other. No reason to argue this, they actually have stats that show this now.

  • So how did the team do when Kobe wasnt playing Randy.

    Are you going to blame him for that too.

    Quit your Kobe bashing, it’s not a good look for you.

  • Boy knock it off you don’t know me, I’m a regular on here im on troll patrol! Find somebody else to play with

  • So how did the team do when Kobe wasnt playing Randy.

    Are you going to blame him for that too.

    Quit your Kobe bashing, it’s not a good look for you.

  • Boy knock it off you don’t know me, I’m a regular on here im on troll patrol! Find somebody else to play with

  • Ok no guard had played 21 seasons so i know kobe not and shouldnt come back mext year

  • Ok no guard had played 21 seasons so i know kobe not and shouldnt come back mext year

  • So what’s the excuse you are going to give when Kobe wasn’t in the game ?

  • So what’s the excuse you are going to give when Kobe wasn’t in the game ?

  • Like it or not, they all get old. Father time is undefeated and life without Kobe is soon inevitable. The youth is being groomed to be next. There’ll never be another Kobe just like Magic could not be replaced. I’m looking forward to who forges their unique niche next.

  • Like it or not, they all get old. Father time is undefeated and life without Kobe is soon inevitable. The youth is being groomed to be next. There’ll never be another Kobe just like Magic could not be replaced. I’m looking forward to who forges their unique niche next.

  • S/O to Kobe. He left tonight’s game to go see Lamar in the hospital.

    That’s real.
    Pray for Lamar Odom

  • S/O to Kobe. He left tonight’s game to go see Lamar in the hospital.

    That’s real.
    Pray for Lamar Odom

  • You mean when we are winning its not but when we lose its turn against Kobe time.

    That’s the definition of a bandwagon fan.

    How minutes are there in a game, and how many of those minutes did Kobe play?

    You guys have NO credibility.

  • You mean when we are winning its not but when we lose its turn against Kobe time.

    That’s the definition of a bandwagon fan.

    How minutes are there in a game, and how many of those minutes did Kobe play?

    You guys have NO credibility.

  • The haters don’t care. They are ready to find fault in that too.

    Go Kobe!

  • You may groom the next players but in the process you can lose a Fanbase….This is a Business also….How long is it going to take?…This is a Spoiled fanbase…Lakers always have great players…..Jerry West isn’t here anymore.
    .

  • You may groom the next players but in the process you can lose a Fanbase….This is a Business also….How long is it going to take?…This is a Spoiled fanbase…Lakers always have great players…..Jerry West isn’t here anymore.
    .

  • So now it’s Kobes fault his teammates were not engaged, according to you. Hilarious.

    Where’s your logic. You make no sense.

  • So now it’s Kobes fault his teammates were not engaged, according to you. Hilarious.

    Where’s your logic. You make no sense.

  • You need to be loyal to this organization or stop calling yourself a fan.

  • But in the meantime the Kobe bashing clowns need to stop.

    And once we find our Kobe replacement and they are not satisfied, I don’t want to hear their b itching.

  • But in the meantime the Kobe bashing clowns need to stop.

    And once we find our Kobe replacement and they are not satisfied, I don’t want to hear their b itching.

  • There are 48 minutes in an NBA game. Pau averaged 37 mpg. LO 32 MPG. Bynum 24 mpg. Simple math would tell you LO and Pau were on the floor together more of the three. That’s not even considering Bynum constantly being out injured or in Phil’s doghouse on the bench pouting. Then as you noted, Phil preferred to close with LO and Pau. You must be with that new math? O_O

  • There are 48 minutes in an NBA game. Pau averaged 37 mpg. LO 32 MPG. Bynum 24 mpg. Simple math would tell you LO and Pau were on the floor together more of the three. That’s not even considering Bynum constantly being out injured or in Phil’s doghouse on the bench pouting. Then as you noted, Phil preferred to close with LO and Pau. You must be with that new math? O_O

  • Kobe needs to think for others, Kobe needs to make miracles.

    You get on people’s nerves with that ignorance.

  • Kobe needs to think for others, Kobe needs to make miracles.

    You get on people’s nerves with that ignorance.

  • Who made every 3 point shot they took.

    What went wrong when Kobe was not playing? Who do you blame for that..Kobe too?

  • Kobe started off shooting pretty well as he was 4-7 then apparently he missed the next 5. But Kobe has always been and will always be a scorer. He is also a rhythm shooter not a pure shooter.

    He will most likely continue to shoot and be streaky. That is what he does. And it helped the team win championships.

    Defense appears to be the biggest problem and of course trust, confidence and team chemistry. When you have so many new players and different rotations it will take time to get on the same page.

    Lets hope they can pull it together early in the season while the schedule is not too hard.

    And why were people so quite and/or optimistic when they beat the non NBA team but so negative and pessimistic with the loss?

    It’s preseason and every team we play has better chemistry and more return starters. Get used to the ups and downs.

    Or keep being finger pointing band wagon fans.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Who’s bashing him? Randy simply pointed real deficiencies in his game tonight. There’s nothing wrong with pointing that out when it happens. That’s not bashing. Some folks need to check their sensitivity levels. IJS

  • Who made every 3 point shot they took.

    What went wrong when Kobe was not playing? Who do you blame for that..Kobe too?

  • Kobe started off shooting pretty well as he was 4-7 then apparently he missed the next 5. But Kobe has always been and will always be a scorer. He is also a rhythm shooter not a pure shooter.

    He will most likely continue to shoot and be streaky. That is what he does. And it helped the team win championships.

    Defense appears to be the biggest problem and of course trust, confidence and team chemistry. When you have so many new players and different rotations it will take time to get on the same page.

    Lets hope they can pull it together early in the season while the schedule is not too hard.

    And why were people so quite and/or optimistic when they beat the non NBA team but so negative and pessimistic with the loss?

    It’s preseason and every team we play has better chemistry and more return starters. Get used to the ups and downs.

    Or keep being finger pointing band wagon fans.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Who’s bashing him? Randy simply pointed real deficiencies in his game tonight. There’s nothing wrong with pointing that out when it happens. That’s not bashing. Some folks need to check their sensitivity levels. IJS

  • why would coach let Kobe play 11 straight minutes, 7-8 minutes per quarter is ENOUGH!

    last season, Kobe’s efficiency go down when playing 32+ minutes, Kobe better play 28-30 minutes/gm this season

  • why would coach let Kobe play 11 straight minutes, 7-8 minutes per quarter is ENOUGH!

    last season, Kobe’s efficiency go down when playing 32+ minutes, Kobe better play 28-30 minutes/gm this season

  • Perfect. …let’s all blame Kobe for the loss even though he only played 13 minutes.

    GTFOH!

  • Perfect. …let’s all blame Kobe for the loss even though he only played 13 minutes.

    GTFOH!

  • Kobe might wind up playing in NY….according to my sources….next year…..which means you won’t see the Lakers on any Prime time TV…

  • Kobe might wind up playing in NY….according to my sources….next year…..which means you won’t see the Lakers on any Prime time TV…

  • Did we lose the fan base in the 90’s? Not one championship in that decade. Only one finalsaappearances, & it was in 91, Magic’s last Showtime season. Patience was a virtue then and it will be now for real fans.

  • Did we lose the fan base in the 90’s? Not one championship in that decade. Only one finalsaappearances, & it was in 91, Magic’s last Showtime season. Patience was a virtue then and it will be now for real fans.

  • It’s easier to point fingers and blame the team’s best player for the struggles instead of knowing it will take time for this team of almost completely new players to get in sink.

    These are the same fans who want Kobe to retire but once he is gone will see just what his presence meant.

    Paytc

  • Kobe was playing with a Torn Labrum for a period of time until they examined him.

  • It’s easier to point fingers and blame the coach or team’s best player for the struggles instead of knowing it will take time for this team of almost completely new players to get in sink.

    These are the same fans who want Kobe to retire but once he is gone will see just what his presence meant.

    Paytc

  • Kobe was playing with a Torn Labrum for a period of time until they examined him.

  • Kobe played 13 minutes. If a person is fixated on blaming one individual for a team loss in which he played only 13 minutes IS BASHING!

    Out of all his posts in this thread , how many of them are about blaming Kobe.

    Let’s not attempt to mask what it is.

    You should exercise better judgement who you back up on here because don’t think they will do the same for you. Remember that.

  • Serious question. Have you ever played before? If so you would not ask how others could be disengaged when someone is taking sll of the shots.

  • Kobe played 13 minutes. If a person is fixated on blaming one individual for a team loss in which he played only 13 minutes IS BASHING!

    Out of all his posts in this thread , how many of them are about blaming Kobe.

    Let’s not attempt to mask what it is.

    You should exercise better judgement who you back up on here because don’t think they will return the favor. Remember that.

  • Serious question. Have you ever played before? If so you would not ask how others could be disengaged when someone is taking sll of the shots.

  • The clippers were not what they were then and didn’t have what it takes to pull the fan base as they can and have done now.

    No comparison.

  • Lol Chris Broussard? What sources do you have?

    I’ve heard maybe a KD, Carmelo, Kobe trio

  • The clippers were not what they were then and didn’t have what it takes to pull the fan base as they can and have done now.

    No comparison.

  • Lol Chris Broussard? What sources do you have?

    I’ve heard maybe a KD, Carmelo, Kobe trio

  • Ok how about criticizing the team’s overall play and defensive effort? How about giving Kobe some credit for helping the team get off to a good start?

    Kobe will always take shots and he will continue to be streaky. But blaming the best player on the team is just ridiculous if the credit and blame aren’t shared.

    I didn’t see the game but my guess is Kobe was not bringing the ball up court. Kobe probably got himself open and shot the balls that were passed to him when he believed he could make them.

    Paytc

  • Ok how about criticizing the team’s overall play and defensive effort? How about giving Kobe some credit for helping the team get off to a good start?

    Kobe will always take shots and he will continue to be streaky. But blaming the best player on the team is just ridiculous if the credit and blame aren’t shared.

    I didn’t see the game but my guess is Kobe was not bringing the ball up court. Kobe probably got himself open and shot the balls that were passed to him when he believed he could make them. We will need Kobe to shake off his rust of 9 months too.

    Paytc

  • Kobe not the reason they lost, so he shot bad ok, but hes not the blame, he played 12 minutes

  • Kobe not the reason they lost, so he shot bad ok, but hes not the blame, he played 12 minutes

  • Thats y i want holmes be included in the final lineup. We needed defensiv minded forward on the floor. We badly needed perimeter defense and i think holmes will become effective sf in that area.

  • i kind of dont care if we lose again this yr that way jim bust will be gone and maybe cupcake too

  • Thats y i want holmes be included in the final lineup. We needed defensiv minded forward on the floor. We badly needed perimeter defense and i think holmes will become effective sf in that area.

  • i kind of dont care if we lose again this yr that way jim bust will be gone and maybe cupcake too

  • Yes I have and we have all seen how one player can energize a team. A good example is Metta.

    Now judging by the way you defend your opinions you strike me as a no excuse type of person. If so, you should be criticising the rest of the team for not doing their job. No excuses.

    To single out a player that only played 13 minutes as the reason for our loss is just plain stupid.

    Why would you follow a person with flawed logic.

  • Yes I have and we have all seen how one player can energize a team. A good example is Metta.

    Now judging by the way you defend your opinions you strike me as a no excuse type of person. If so, you should be criticising the rest of the team for not doing their job. No excuses.

    To single out a player that only played 13 minutes as the reason for our loss is just plain stupid.

    Why would you follow a person with flawed logic.

  • How was DLo’s court vision tonight? did you notice? I saw him shoot an airball in 1st quarter. only 3 assists?

  • It was Kobe’s 4-7 that kept the team in the game. Kobe needs to shoot to work himself back into high level game condition. Shooting has always been one of the best parts of Kobe’s game and that won’t change.

    Those who don’t like him will blame him whenever they can. Just like those who enjoy great players will back him through his good, not so good, and great performances. Kobe is human. He will continue to have good, not so good, and great performances. Once he shakes the rust off and gets his rhythm going the good will out weigh the not so good, and the great will rise above all.

    Go Kobe ! GO Lakers !

    Paytc

  • How was DLo’s court vision tonight? did you notice? I saw him shoot an airball in 1st quarter. only 3 assists?

  • It was Kobe’s 4-7 that kept the team in the game. Kobe needs to shoot to work himself back into high level game condition. Shooting has always been one of the best parts of Kobe’s game and that won’t change.

    Those who don’t like him will blame him whenever they can. Just like those who enjoy great players will back him through his good, not so good, and great performances. Kobe is human. He will continue to have good, not so good, and great performances. Once he shakes the rust off and gets his rhythm going the good will out weigh the not so good, and the great will rise above all.

    Go Kobe ! GO Lakers !

    Paytc

  • kobe scored 10 points on 4-12 fg. 0 assists.1 rebound, 1 turnover. the black mamba is back!! lol

  • kobe scored 10 points on 4-12 fg. 0 assists.1 rebound, 1 turnover. the black mamba is back!! lol

  • Well said, as usual PAYTC, but can you believe the logic of the ignorant Kobe blamers?

    I can’t belive the ignorance.

  • Well said, as usual PAYTC, but can you believe the logic of the ignorant Kobe blamers?

    I can’t belive the ignorance.

  • They act like Kobe has not been away from the game for 9 months. Sounds like a few buck passing excuse making idiots to me. If they don’t see the value the best player on the team and one of the best in the league means.

    You really have to ignore them because they are not Kobe fans and many are the opposite, Kobe haters. They are quite as a church mouse when Kobe has a great game and can’t wait to blame him when he doesn’t. I don’t give busters respect or credibility.

    Paytc

  • If you refuse to see it that’s on you.

    You want to put yourself out on a limb and stake your reputation for a guy with flawed logic, that’s your call and your right to do so.

  • What’s the point of the small ball lineup if they’re just going to run a half court set like they did tonight? BS is beginning to frustrate me.

  • They act like Kobe has not been away from the game for 9 months. Sounds like a few buck passing excuse making idiots to me. If they don’t see the value the best player on the team and one of the best in the league means.

    You really have to ignore them because they are not Kobe fans and many are the opposite, Kobe haters. They are quite as a church mouse when Kobe has a great game and can’t wait to blame him when he doesn’t. I don’t give busters respect or credibility.

    Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters in the world and here was their preseason game stats tonight……..
    Steph Curry made 5/13 shots and Klay Thompson made 1/8 shots.
    Neither one of them shot any better than Kobe. So what can these haters say that would make their hate sound credible?

    Paytc

  • If you refuse to see it that’s on you.

    You want to put yourself out on a limb and stake your reputation for a guy with flawed logic, that’s your call and your right to do so.

  • What’s the point of the small ball lineup if they’re just going to run a half court set like they did tonight? BS is beginning to frustrate me.

  • Because just like in football, the QB is the leader and he gets the glory and blame. BTW, I did not perceive his first comment as blame or bashing Kobe. It was just a simple and true observation. He did say early on at first. From that point on oversensitive Kobe defenders skewed the context of the conversation. At that point everyone is in defense mode and all objectivity is lost.

  • Just read my post below to Meleke lewis.

    As I said there are several Kobe haters on board who will never credit him for anything and blame him for all of the team’s struggles. They have no credibility and just need to knock someone who has accomplished far more than they ever will be able to in hopes to feel better about their own accomplishments. Or lack there of.

    We know the value of Kobe. So does the front office, the coach, and his team mates.

    Paytc

  • Do you actually care to read another’s response or are you just going to continue to be sarcastic on every post.

  • Because just like in football, the QB is the leader and he gets the glory and blame. BTW, I did not perceive his first comment as blame or bashing Kobe. It was just a simple and true observation. He did say early on at first. From that point on oversensitive Kobe defenders skewed the context of the conversation. At that point everyone is in defense mode and all objectivity is lost.

  • Just read my post below to Meleke lewis.

    As I said there are several Kobe haters on board who will never credit him for anything and blame him for all of the team’s struggles. They have no credibility and just need to knock someone who has accomplished far more than they ever will be able to in hopes to feel better about their own accomplishments. Or lack there of.

    We know the value of Kobe. So does the front office, the coach, and his team mates.

    Paytc

  • Do you actually care to read another’s response or are you just going to continue to be sarcastic on every post.

  • Again how to we know they are C-tier guys? How come Ryan Kelly has been afforded such a luxury of playing time, while Holmes who is basically a very similar sort of role, stretch 4, potential 3 has been given about 12 minutes all up in the final quarter of a game playing with other C-tier guys. Why not try these guys with some actual decent calibre players around them? All the other NBA teams seem to insert their fringe guys into a rotation with solid players around them. How can you expect to make the Lakers team when guys who are pretty average to begin with like Ryan Kelly are getting a lot of minutes. Likewise many of the preseason NBA teams are resting their regular players in order to have a better look at their guys who can potentially either become something or contribute to their overall squad e.g. Cousins in this game.

  • Again how to we know they are C-tier guys? How come Ryan Kelly has been afforded such a luxury of playing time, while Holmes who is basically a very similar sort of role, stretch 4, potential 3 has been given about 12 minutes all up in the final quarter of a game playing with other C-tier guys. Why not try these guys with some actual decent calibre players around them? All the other NBA teams seem to insert their fringe guys into a rotation with solid players around them. How can you expect to make the Lakers team when guys who are pretty average to begin with like Ryan Kelly are getting a lot of minutes. Likewise many of the preseason NBA teams are resting their regular players in order to have a better look at their guys who can potentially either become something or contribute to their overall squad e.g. Cousins in this game.

  • Anyone know how Russell’s court vision was tonight vs Sacramento? I saw he had only 3 assists in 21 minutes…..and Kobe in 25 minutes had only 10 points, 0 assists, 1 turnover, 1 rebound.

  • So then that is at least 11 minutes Pau played without Lamar per game. Seems right on target since Lamar cam in at the 5 to 6 minute mark of 1st and 3rd. Thanks for proving you were wrong

  • I’m not here to forge digital alliances. If I agree with something I read and speak on it that’s it. If I’m cool with someone, cool. As I’m sure you can tell I have no problem entertaining a friendly debate. Msny times we won’t see eye to eye and that’s cool to.

  • Anyone know how Russell’s court vision was tonight vs Sacramento? I saw he had only 3 assists in 21 minutes…..and Kobe in 25 minutes had only 10 points, 0 assists, 1 turnover, 1 rebound.

  • So then that is at least 11 minutes Pau played without Lamar per game. Seems right on target since Lamar cam in at the 5 to 6 minute mark of 1st and 3rd. Thanks for proving you were wrong

  • I’m not here to forge digital alliances. If I agree with something I read and speak on it that’s it. If I’m cool with someone, cool. As I’m sure you can tell I have no problem entertaining a friendly debate. Msny times we won’t see eye to eye and that’s cool to.

  • He didn’t have a lot to work with due to the unit he was in, with Bass and Kelly both spending the majority of their time out on the perimeter, or from the elbow, top of the key. There was no one to find inside like there was in the last game with Tarik Black on the floor. The spacing was off and it become easy for the Kings to defend. Plus Lou Williams was volume chucking some horrible long as 3’s

  • He didn’t have a lot to work with due to the unit he was in, with Bass and Kelly both spending the majority of their time out on the perimeter, or from the elbow, top of the key. There was no one to find inside like there was in the last game with Tarik Black on the floor. The spacing was off and it become easy for the Kings to defend. Plus Lou Williams was volume chucking some horrible long as 3’s

  • 1) Kobe is not the point guard (quarterback ).

    2) How many times did randy post here and what percentage of those posts were focused on blaming Kobe.

    Yeah you don’t have to be a psychologist to determine his agenda.

    3) How can anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence place the entire blame on a single player that only played 13 minutes total.

    What the heck is that!

  • 1) Kobe is not the point guard (quarterback ).

    2) How many times did randy post here and what percentage of those posts were focused on blaming Kobe.

    Yeah you don’t have to be a psychologist to determine his agenda.

    3) How can anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence place the entire blame on a single player that only played 13 minutes total.

    What the heck is that!

  • Wondering the same but I see he had 0 turnovers so that’s great and played half the game

  • Wondering the same but I see he had 0 turnovers so that’s great and played half the game

  • You can’t be serious?!?. You’re just trolling now. Wow! I laid out pure unarguable details man. Bynum would go out at the 8 minute mark of the first quarter and it was pau together with LO. This is when he was not hurt or in Phil’s doghouse. Then you’re citing the full 11 minutes allocated as time they were not on the floor together. That leaves 26 minutes they could have been on the floor at the same time. I could go on… WOW

  • You can’t be serious?!?. You’re just trolling now. Wow! I laid out pure unarguable details man. Bynum would go out at the 8 minute mark of the first quarter and it was pau together with LO. This is when he was not hurt or in Phil’s doghouse. Then you’re citing the full 11 minutes allocated as time they were not on the floor together. That leaves 26 minutes they could have been on the floor at the same time. I could go on… WOW

  • And I can appreciate having a LOGICAL discussion with someone like you even when we don’t see eye to eye. I am always receptive to learning.

    I can not however, tolerate people with malicious motives, flawed logic, or hidden agenda.

  • And I can appreciate having a LOGICAL discussion with someone like you even when we don’t see eye to eye. I am always receptive to learning.

    I can not however, tolerate people with malicious motives, flawed logic, or hidden agenda.

  • Maybe you can’t read, but I never said they were not on the floor together. In fact I said they played together a lot. My point was there was a large chunk of the game when they were not competing for rebounds. Around 11 minutes in this case. Hibbert and Randle played almost the exact same minutes tonight, maybe 1 or two minutes not together. There is only one ball and King’s shot a high percentage. Randle will be fine. He is averaging around 7 boards in 27 minutes.

  • Maybe you can’t read, but I never said they were not on the floor together. In fact I said they played together a lot. My point was there was a large chunk of the game when they were not competing for rebounds. Around 11 minutes in this case. Hibbert and Randle played almost the exact same minutes tonight, maybe 1 or two minutes not together. There is only one ball and King’s shot a high percentage. Randle will be fine. He is averaging around 7 boards in 27 minutes.

  • Exactly. Lakers fans who know basketball and know Kobe should know this.

    The casual fans won’t.

  • Exactly. Lakers fans who know basketball and know Kobe should know this.

    The casual fans won’t.

  • Clarkson is a “PG” with 1 assist. And can’t play defense. Matter of fact, the entire Lakers as a group can’t play D for jack squat. I don’t care how many times James Worthy preaches about Scott being this on D and that on D.

    GARBAGE. All of them. They might as well move to Europe where they can dominate. Cause they don’t belong in the NBA. We’re what? 4 and 0? What’s the record?

  • Clarkson is a “PG” with 1 assist. And can’t play defense. Matter of fact, the entire Lakers as a group can’t play D for jack squat. I don’t care how many times James Worthy preaches about Scott being this on D and that on D.

    GARBAGE. All of them. They might as well move to Europe where they can dominate. Cause they don’t belong in the NBA. We’re what? 4 and 0? What’s the record?

  • Kobe only played 13 minutes top, but I’m afraid the news of Lamar Odom fighting for his life may have somewhat affected Kobes game.

  • Kobe only played 13 minutes top, but I’m afraid the news of Lamar Odom fighting for his life may have somewhat affected Kobes game.

  • Didn’t even get to watch the game but i was keeping up play by play on the nba site and i was seeing Kobe take a lot of shots early and i was like ok Kobe slow down man, KB has to trust his team mates this is a far better team than we had last year and once Kobe feels in his mind like he is the 07 Kobe he reverts back to trying to carry the team or play like he is the old Kobe, for example if Rondo is a smaller guy why would you try to go past him when you can back him down and do your patten fade away jumper he can’t block it anyway and thats how he got hurt, you have a young Clarkson who has youth and can attack the basket you seen how great Clarkson played when Kobe left, find a way to get him involved or Randle. But Kobe does not deserve all of the blame its just he has to stop thinking he is the old Kobe or we will lose a lot of games once Kobe make a few shots he thinks he is the old Kobe, he shuts out his team mates and just go back to playing Los Angeles Kobes and gets hurt. I don’t think B.Scott deserve that much blame either the team is not playing defense they have to be more physical and when they are not Metta deserves more minutes because he gets it all started.

  • Didn’t even get to watch the game but i was keeping up play by play on the nba site and i was seeing Kobe take a lot of shots early and i was like ok Kobe slow down man, KB has to trust his team mates this is a far better team than we had last year and once Kobe feels in his mind like he is the 07 Kobe he reverts back to trying to carry the team or play like he is the old Kobe, for example if Rondo is a smaller guy why would you try to go past him when you can back him down and do your patten fade away jumper he can’t block it anyway and thats how he got hurt, you have a young Clarkson who has youth and can attack the basket you seen how great Clarkson played when Kobe left, find a way to get him involved or Randle. But Kobe does not deserve all of the blame its just he has to stop thinking he is the old Kobe or we will lose a lot of games once Kobe make a few shots he thinks he is the old Kobe, he shuts out his team mates and just go back to playing Los Angeles Kobes and gets hurt. I don’t think B.Scott deserve that much blame either the team is not playing defense they have to be more physical and when they are not Metta deserves more minutes because he gets it all started.

  • You are aware there are at least 9 other players in today’s game that need to be held equally accountable and Kobe only played 13 minutes with Lamars condition on his mind, right?

    Kobe played very well the other 3 preseason games, did you come here then and praise him or were you only motivated to point out his faults today?

  • You are aware there are at least 9 other players in today’s game that need to be held equally accountable and Kobe only played 13 minutes with Lamars condition on his mind, right?

    Kobe played very well the other 3 preseason games, did you come here then and praise him or were you only motivated to point out his faults today?

  • I’m sorry do you think you know me, because I certainly don’t associate with clowns like you.

    At this point its clear you are here to troll.

    Flagged.

  • I’m sorry do you think you know me, because I certainly don’t associate with clowns like you.

    At this point its clear you are here to troll.

    Flagged.

  • Yep, instead of answering or sticking to the topic, you retort to name calling. Typical troll.

    Gonna ignore you from now on.

  • Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters in the world and here was their preseason game stats tonight……..

    Steph Curry made 5/13 shots and Klay Thompson made 1/8 shots.

    Neither one of them shot any better than Kobe. So what can these haters say that would make their hate sound credible?

    And their pure shooters ! Kobe Bryant is a scorer ! Scorers usually have to shoot higher volumes of shots to get into a rhythm. Not to mention with Kobe being away from the game 9 months and only playing 6 games in the season two years ago and only 27 last year he has to shoot and condition himself back to play at a high level. He has an excuse but he is not making one. He will just make it up on the next play or next game.

    But I am worried about Lamar Odom more than I am any of theses great player haters.

    Thoughts,Prayers and well wishes go out to Lamar and all his loved ones.

    Paytc

  • Yep, instead of answering or sticking to the topic, you retort to name calling. Typical troll.

    Gonna ignore you from now on.

  • Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters in the world and here was their preseason game stats tonight……..

    Steph Curry made 5/13 shots and Klay Thompson made 1/8 shots.

    Neither one of them shot any better than Kobe. So what can these haters say that would make their hate sound credible?

    And their pure shooters ! Kobe Bryant is a scorer ! Scorers usually have to shoot higher volumes of shots to get into a rhythm. Not to mention with Kobe being away from the game 9 months and only playing 6 games in the season two years ago and only 27 last year he has to shoot and condition himself back to play at a high level. He has an excuse but he is not making one. He will just make it up on the next play or next game.

    Kobe hurt his leg and instead of being concerned about his health haters want to knock when his shot is a little off?

    But I am worried about Lamar Odom more than I am any of theses great player haters.

    Thoughts,Prayers and well wishes go out to Lamar and all his loved ones.

    Paytc

  • They’re mentally unstable. Just ignore them. They have no real friends and live THROUGH Lin.

  • They’re mentally unstable. Just ignore them. They have no real friends and live THROUGH Lin.

  • This is our impasse. Randys first comment on topic was a simple observation of what he saw. The Truth B told came at him left, oversensitive to critique of Kobe. As I saw it he called Randy for bashing Kobe and every thing from there was a defense mode of lost objectivity. I don’t care about any othr r comments after that first one for that reason alone.

  • This is our impasse. Randys first comment on topic was a simple observation of what he saw. The Truth B told came at him left, oversensitive to critique of Kobe. As I saw it he called Randy for bashing Kobe and every thing from there was a defense mode of lost objectivity. I don’t care about any othr r comments after that first one for that reason alone.

  • BTW, Kobe is the QB as the clear leader of this team. We all know they follow his lead. Ijs

  • You need to watch the game. Allot of what you suggest is indeed what Kobe did.

    He only played 13 minutes. What analogy and advise would you have for the rest of the other players?

  • BTW, Kobe is the QB as the clear leader of this team. We all know they follow his lead. Ijs

  • You need to watch the game. Allot of what you suggest is indeed what Kobe did.

    He only played 13 minutes. What analogy and advise would you have for the rest of the other players?

  • That’s fine and many have done that. But that does not mean an observation of what happened early on with Kobe on the floor, be it positive or negative is off limits. Again, each of us sees things in our own unique way.

  • That’s fine and many have done that. But that does not mean an observation of what happened early on with Kobe on the floor, be it positive or negative is off limits. Again, each of us sees things in our own unique way.

  • I call the guys your backing great player haters and apparently your one too if you agree with them. Because the man hurt his leg out there battling for this team as he has for 20 years. Instead of showing him some concern and compassion you choose to criticize/critic/bash him?

    You all should be hoping he returns healthy but instead many of you haters want him to retire. Just wait and see what you lose when he is gone. He is one of the best to ever play and he is still capable of playing at a high level. I know many of you can’t stand it. But you gotta deal with it anyway.

    Kobe many of us and all true great player and basketball fans want to see you and the Lakers return to the top.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

  • I call the guys your backing great player haters and apparently your one too if you agree with them. Because the man hurt his leg out there battling for this team as he has for 20 years. Instead of showing him some concern and compassion you choose to criticize/critic/bash him?

    You all should be hoping he returns healthy but instead many of you haters want him to retire. Just wait and see what you lose when he is gone. He is one of the best to ever play and he is still capable of playing at a high level. I know many of you can’t stand it. But you gotta deal with it anyway.

    Kobe many of us and all true great player and basketball fans want to see you and the Lakers return to the top.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

  • We know there are many great player haters in the world.

    You didn’t have to point that fact out to me of all people. I bash the great player haters for bashing great players like I get paid for it.

    Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters in the world and here was their preseason game stats tonight……..

    Steph Curry made 5/13 shots and Klay Thompson made 1/8 shots.
    Neither one of them shot any better than Kobe. So what can you haters say that would make the hate sound credible?

    Paytc

  • We know there are many great player haters in the world.

    You didn’t have to point that fact out to me of all people. I bash the great player haters for bashing great players like I get paid for it.

    Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the best shooters in the world and here was their preseason game stats tonight……..

    Steph Curry made 5/13 shots and Klay Thompson made 1/8 shots.
    Neither one of them shot any better than Kobe. So what can you haters say that would make the hate sound credible?

    Paytc

  • No I can’t be sold on that Daryl.

    But if you believe in that that’s all that should matter to you.

    You know I don’t like Sacres game, and many times it hurts to watch him, but I don’t hate him nor do I go out of my way to promote negativity towards him. That’s beneath me, and he is still a Laker after all. I simply speak my mind and move on.

    Respect and consideration, is that too much to ask of society.

  • No I can’t be sold on that Daryl.

    But if you believe in that that’s all that should matter to you.

    You know I don’t like Sacres game, and many times it hurts to watch him, but I don’t hate him nor do I go out of my way to promote negativity towards him. That’s beneath me, and he is still a Laker after all. I simply speak my mind and move on.

    Respect and consideration, is that too much to ask of society.

  • Great player haters see things the same just as non haters do.

    Just let them enjoy the misery alone. Hit them with one or two comments and move on. Hate is a disease that many can’t see and can’t shake.

    Paytc

  • Great player haters see things the same just as non haters do.

    Just let them enjoy the misery alone. Hit them with one or two comments and move on. Hate is a disease that most can’t see and the hateful can’t shake. It’s sad, they don’t even think their being hateful.

    Paytc