Game Recap: Turnovers, Rebounds Doom Lakers In Loss To Miami

Leading up to tonight’s game, there was a lot of chatter about Kobe Bryant and whether or not he will sit out during back-to-backs. After Kobe indicated that he would like to play in all 82 games this season, Coach Byron Scott put an end to that notion when he decided to sit Kobe tonight against the Miami Heat.

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This comes as a bit of a surprise, because the general consensus was that Kobe would sit on the second night of back-to-backs this season. Tonight is the first game of a back-to-back against the Heat and the Lakers will face the Orlando Magic tomorrow night, where Kobe is expected to play. In place of Kobe in the starting line-up is Metta World Peace, who will look to set the tone defensively from the tip.

First Quarter:

Mehta World Peace starts the game by blocking Dwyane Wade’s layup, but it ended up in the hands of Hassan Whiteside, who converted the open jumper. After D’Angelo Russell drilled a jumper from the free throw line, the Heat answered with a 13-2 run, giving them a 15-4 advantage just four minutes into the contest. World Peace got his second block of the night and ignited the fast break where Clarkson finished in traffic. World Peace caught the ball from Russell off the pick-and-roll, then dished the ball to Hibbert down low for the dunk. The next two Heat possessions, the Lakers failed to grab the defensive rebounds, and allowed second chance points on both possessions. Soon after the defensive breakdowns, the Lakers played 24 seconds of good defense and forced the Heat into a shot clock violation. The ensuing Lakers possession Clarkson made a jump shot off of the pick-and-roll to cut their deficit to nine points with 3:41 remaining in the quarter. After a goaltending call on Clarkson, Lou Williams drew a foul on a three-point attempt and knocked down two out of the three free throws. The next Lakers possession, Williams found Larry Nance Jr. diving down the lane, and Nance hammered the dunk. With the last possession of the quarter, Williams made a three-pointer, cutting the Heat lead to 29-23.

Second Quarter:

Nick Young began the second quarter with back-to-back threes from each corner, and the Lakers only trailed by two points. The Heat converted a free throw, but Young came down on the other end and nailed another three to knot the game up at 32 apiece. Young made another jumper on the next possession to give the Lakers the lead, giving him the first 11 points of the quarter. After a Nance Jr. baseline jumper, Young scored yet again on a pull-up three in transition, giving the Lakers the lead 39-33. The Heat scored eight straight and their run was capped off with a Wade to Whiteside alley-oop. Julius Randle responded with an aggressive move on the offensive end, drawing a foul, but failing to convert the three-point opportunity. World Peace gave the Lakers the lead again after making an open three with 4:30 remaining in the half. The Heat went on to score seven unanswered points, giving them the 48-44 lead. World Peace halted the run with yet another three-pointer with about a minute left in the half. The Lakers and Heat exchanged baskets to end the half, but the Heat lead the Lakers 50-49 at halftime.

Third Quarter:

Randle started the half with a jumper from the elbow after freezing Chris Bosh with a jab step. Bosh responded with six unanswered points of his own to start the half, giving the Heat a 56-51 advantage. Russell showed some aggressiveness on offense as he drove past Goran Dragic for the floater in the lane. World Peace knocked down another three, to cut the deficit to just three points with 6:17 remaining in the third. Hassan Whiteside continued to dominate the paint, scoring in the post, giving him 17 points and 15 rebounds. After a block by Whiteside and a layup on the other end, the Heat extended their lead to nine points, forcing Byron Scott to call a timeout with 4:01 remaining in the third. World Peace halted the Heat run with yet another corner three-pointer, but the Lakers still trailed by eight points. The Lakers struggled to hold onto the ball committing turnover after turnover in the third quarter and ended the quarter down 75-66.

Fourth Quarter:

The Lakers got a couple of stops to start the quarter before Williams got them on the board with a layup. Huertas hit Nance in transition for an easy basket, but an outstanding three-point play from Tyler Johnson put Miami ahead by 10. The offense continued to struggle as Miami strengthened their lead on a Winslow layup and led 84-72 with just under eight minutes remaining. Things got worse as the Lakers turnover issues continued to plague them and a Bosh three capped a 9-0 Heat run as the lead ballooned to 17. A pair of free throws and a three from Lou briefly stopped the bleeding, but the Lakers remained down by 13 with four and a half minutes left. That was as good as things got as Deng hit a three and a layup on an embarrassing Lakers defensive breakdown. Anthony Brown came in during garbage time for only his second appearance of the season. The rest of the game was academic as the Lakers fell in Miami 101-88.

what’s the excuse tonight?

  • They can’t even crack 90 points. Metta was the only one showing any sort of effort. This team is a disgrace. How many years can they go winning only 20 games? When does it ever end? I am almost done watching this season already. Great job to the FO for creating another mess.

  • They can’t even crack 90 points. Metta was the only one showing any sort of effort. This team is a disgrace. How many years can they go winning only 20 games? When does it ever end? I am almost done watching this season already. Great job to the FO for creating another mess.

  • What’s the gloating about? Kobe is bad. He’s bad on this team. They are bad without him but the ball actually moved. They lost because they stopped making shots and the defense sucked.

  • What’s the gloating about? Kobe is bad. He’s bad on this team. They are bad without him but the ball actually moved. They lost because they stopped making shots and the defense sucked.

  • yea what are all these idiots celebrating here? kobe’s last few games have still been embarrassing regardless of todays game

  • yea what are all these idiots celebrating here? kobe’s last few games have still been embarrassing regardless of todays game

  • i blame scott for this~bench russell in Q4 once again &let clarkson keep playing stupid basketball..holy freak!!

  • i blame scott for this~bench russell in Q4 once again &let clarkson keep playing stupid basketball..holy freak!!

  • fire byron? hire a chimp from the zoo…even it would make better rotation decisions

  • Williams is ball hoging….Hibbert is doing nothing….Randle needs more touches….

  • fire byron? hire a chimp from the zoo…even it would make better rotation decisions

  • Williams is ball hoging….Hibbert is doing nothing….Randle needs more touches….

  • byron is here to tend to kobe i doubt they get rid of him but hopefully at the end of the season theyre both gone so we can move on

  • clark had the best +/- of any of the starters. thats the main stat the kobe haters use vs kobe

  • byron is here to tend to kobe i doubt they get rid of him but hopefully at the end of the season theyre both gone so we can move on

  • clark had the best +/- of any of the starters. thats the main stat the kobe haters use vs kobe

  • A lot to work with in the tape room. Some great ball movement in the first half. Some horrid defense and boxing out.

  • byron makes me sick, how can he justify that last rotation in the fourth?down by 12 and he puts in 3 cold guys who havent played and marcelo who was struggling, no rim protection? if he was throwing the game why not put russell in?

  • A lot to work with in the tape room. Some great ball movement in the first half. Some horrid defense and boxing out.

  • byron makes me sick, how can he justify that last rotation in the fourth?down by 12 and he puts in 3 cold guys who havent played and marcelo who was struggling, no rim protection? if he was throwing the game why not put russell in?

  • I agree. Scott is one of the most inept coaches in the NBA. The only one worse than Scott is Jim Buss

  • Holding out for a young coach this summer. I want Luke Walton or Becky Hammon

  • I agree. Scott is one of the most inept coaches in the NBA. The only one worse than Scott is Jim Buss

  • Holding out for a young coach this summer. I want Luke Walton or Becky Hammon

  • dude i love kobe, he got me into basketball, but he is so cooked out and he is jacking up 3’s like he is steph curry and it breaks my heart but until he starts taking better shots AND MAKING THEM then he is hurting this team

  • why are you so persistent in creating this kobe vs the lakers atmosphere???

  • dude i love kobe, he got me into basketball, but he is so cooked out and he is jacking up 3’s like he is steph curry and it breaks my heart but until he starts taking better shots AND MAKING THEM then he is hurting this team

  • why are you so persistent in creating this kobe vs the lakers atmosphere???

  • idiots like cj want kobe to keep embarrassing himself I’m with you i cant see my favorite player of the last 20 years go out like this

  • yes i agree byron is the main reason the lakers are struggling but kobe trying to be himself from 6 years ago isnt helping, he needs to accept a diminshed role. Regardless of kobe byron messed up this game tonight

  • no that would be you.

    your first and only post on this section is anti kobe when kobe just missed the game and the team had its worst game of the season

  • idiots like cj want kobe to keep embarrassing himself I’m with you i cant see my favorite player of the last 20 years go out like this

  • yes i agree byron is the main reason the lakers are struggling but kobe trying to be himself from 6 years ago isnt helping, he needs to accept a diminshed role. Regardless of kobe byron messed up this game tonight

  • no that would be you.

    your first and only post on this section is anti kobe when kobe just missed the game and the team had its worst game of the season

  • You missed his joke? He’s saying Kobe would of least made 1 of the 8 or 9 3’s he would of taken.

  • You missed his joke? He’s saying Kobe would of least made 1 of the 8 or 9 3’s he would of taken.

  • cj lol he swears we aint kobe fans, the difference is we’re not in denial

  • If kobe was trying to be the kobe from 6 years ago then he would be driving in the paint and dunking

  • dude thats not a diminshed role…kobe needs to be taking only 10 shots a game ALL OVER not just from 3…

  • cj lol he swears we aint kobe fans, the difference is we’re not in denial

  • If kobe was trying to be the kobe from 6 years ago then he would be driving in the paint and dunking

  • dude thats not a diminshed role…kobe needs to be taking only 10 shots a game ALL OVER not just from 3…

  • not at this rate. at this rate we will have the worst or second worst record in the nba

  • Didn’t think either of Russell’s two turnovers were bad reads, just out of sync with Clarkson. Liked what I saw from Russell even if it was limited minutes

  • no he wouldnt…he still thinks he can and he isnt quick enough to get by his defender so he pulls up from 3 and misses…

  • not at this rate. at this rate we will have the worst or second worst record in the nba

  • Didn’t think either of Russell’s two turnovers were bad reads, just out of sync with Clarkson. Liked what I saw from Russell even if it was limited minutes

  • no he wouldnt…he still thinks he can and he isnt quick enough to get by his defender so he pulls up from 3 and misses…

  • Where are Russell cheerleaders tonite??? Come on, dun give up on your kid now.

  • So when are Russell’s passes going to start being his fault? Every time he turns the ball over its always the other guy’s fault

  • There you are. But Russell is clearly not taking his chances. Another fail grade.

  • how is that stupid? the dude is shooting like 20% from 3….your basically saying people who shoot that bad from 3 should be allowed to shoot 10 per game…which is ridiculous

  • Where are Russell cheerleaders tonite??? Come on, dun give up on your kid now.

  • So when are Russell’s passes going to start being his fault? Every time he turns the ball over its always the other guy’s fault

  • There you are. But Russell is clearly not taking his chances. Another fail grade.

  • how is that stupid? the dude is shooting like 20% from 3….your basically saying people who shoot that bad from 3 should be allowed to shoot 10 per game…which is ridiculous

  • And I loved what Randle did as Point Forward in the 1st half. Made some really nice reads. He looks so natural in that role. Like to see Lakers use him to bring the ball up and get the offense started.

  • MWP ALSO -17 ,BUT THAT MEANS CLARKSON = MWP? +/- CANT TELL THE TRUTH..BUT THAT’S NOT CLARKSON’S FAULT..IT IS ON SCOTT TO MAKE THOSE UNBELIEVABLE DECISIONS…

  • And I loved what Randle did as Point Forward in the 1st half. Made some really nice reads. He looks so natural in that role. Like to see Lakers use him to bring the ball up and get the offense started.

  • MWP ALSO -17 ,BUT THAT MEANS CLARKSON = MWP? +/- CANT TELL THE TRUTH..BUT THAT’S NOT CLARKSON’S FAULT..IT IS ON SCOTT TO MAKE THOSE UNBELIEVABLE DECISIONS…

  • They were his fault, but good reads. He made the right play just didn’t execute it.

  • dude watch when kobe gets the ball…he tries to drive, gets cut off, dribbles to the three line OR to the free throw line after being drove there from his low post position and shoots a contested jumper…notice how all the ones he puts in are when he is open? he should be shooting open looks, not “theres 2 guys marking me il shoot a 3”

  • They were his fault, but good reads. He made the right play just didn’t execute it.

  • dude watch when kobe gets the ball…he tries to drive, gets cut off, dribbles to the three line OR to the free throw line after being drove there from his low post position and shoots a contested jumper…notice how all the ones he puts in are when he is open? he should be shooting open looks, not “theres 2 guys marking me il shoot a 3”

  • bro that guy has no hope, he’s replied to me with that comment about a million times he’s really obsessed with kobe

  • Future would be bright with Randle Simmons Clarkson and Russell, all we would need to find is our future center. If only the Lakers kept Whiteside when they had the opportunity

  • bro that guy has no hope, he’s replied to me with that comment about a million times he’s really obsessed with kobe

  • Future would be bright with Randle Simmons Clarkson and Russell, all we would need to find is our future center. If only the Lakers kept Whiteside when they had the opportunity

  • I’m starting to see that cj is not really a kobe fan, i think he’s trolling nobody can be that stupid and he keeps saying the same $#!t over and over

  • No. I’m just tripping on how happy you are. Never mind Miami being the best team we’ve played so far.

  • I’m starting to see that cj is not really a kobe fan, i think he’s trolling nobody can be that stupid and he keeps saying the same $#!t over and over

  • No. I’m just tripping on how happy you are. Never mind Miami being the best team we’ve played so far.

  • russell was benched for playing better than any other point guard on the team by a coach who cant understand rotations…for literally no reason…the kid made great passes tonight and looked agressive and like every other game byron pulls him from the game and replaces him with lou who is a shooter and not a playmaker

  • Yall think you’re Crying Now….Wait till Kobe leaves…..There’ll be gnashing of the teeths…crying….hollering…..In other Words Hell……Unless they get someone big enough to pacify these Loyal fans…..The Clippers are waiting in the wings…..Kobe is the only thing keeping the Lakers Relevant…Read it and Weep…..The Messenger.

  • russell was benched for playing better than any other point guard on the team by a coach who cant understand rotations…for literally no reason…the kid made great passes tonight and looked agressive and like every other game byron pulls him from the game and replaces him with lou who is a shooter and not a playmaker

  • Yall think you’re Crying Now….Wait till Kobe leaves…..There’ll be gnashing of the teeths…crying….hollering…..In other Words Hell……Unless they get someone big enough to pacify these Loyal fans…..The Clippers are waiting in the wings…..Kobe is the only thing keeping the Lakers Relevant…Read it and Weep…..The Messenger.

  • Not sure how we solve the rebounding issue with Hibbert at Center. He just isn’t good at rebounding. So many dominant center rebounders that must be boxed out.

  • im not happy. i just find it funny kobe haters aka your self and a few others cant take the time to admit the team played worse without kobe.

  • sounds more like you. im here all the time making real basketball cases. on the other hand you only show up to bash kobe then leave

  • Not sure how we solve the rebounding issue with Hibbert at Center. He just isn’t good at rebounding. So many dominant center rebounders that must be boxed out.

  • im not happy. i just find it funny kobe haters aka your self and a few others cant take the time to admit the team played worse without kobe.

  • sounds more like you. im here all the time making real basketball cases. on the other hand you only show up to bash kobe then leave

  • or its kobe being 20 seasons in and unable to play like kobe anymore? just accept the fact that our heralded hero is old now…he cant play ball like he used to, he wont carry this team to the playoffs and he damn shouldnt be the highest scorer on this team

  • yea real basketball cases, “its not kobe its byron” lol you should be a lawyer

  • or its kobe being 20 seasons in and unable to play like kobe anymore? just accept the fact that our heralded hero is old now…he cant play ball like he used to, he wont carry this team to the playoffs and he damn shouldnt be the highest scorer on this team

  • yea real basketball cases, “its not kobe its byron” lol you should be a lawyer

  • goes more 75 games left 1-6

    if i’ll bet projected finished record 15 wins possibly or 20 max in needed stayed safely keep on 3 top pick.

  • I saw better man and ball movement. I saw red hot three point shooting. I saw better team defense.

  • goes more 75 games left 1-6

    if i’ll bet projected finished record 15 wins possibly or 20 max in needed stayed safely keep on 3 top pick.

  • I saw better man and ball movement. I saw red hot three point shooting. I saw better team defense.

  • Hibbert can’t stay with us long term. Russel and Clarkson can’t play together long term, just trade Clarkson and try to trade Hibbert.

  • he is out of position having to help off of his man because our guards are getting beat on the high screen and roll and arent funnelling people into him correctly. byrons defensive schemes are AWFUL and always have been, even though he preaches defense his teams have always been awful at it. We need a new coach

  • Russell had the chance to play a lot of minutes today, yet BS opted not to

  • kobe said and i quote, “I’m playing like $#!t I’m the 200th best player in the league”. now what????

  • goes more 75 games left 1-6

    if i’ll bet projected finished record 15 wins possibly or 20 max in needed stayed safely keep on 3 top pick

  • Hibbert can’t stay with us long term. Russel and Clarkson can’t play together long term, just trade Clarkson and try to trade Hibbert.

  • he is out of position having to help off of his man because our guards are getting beat on the high screen and roll and arent funnelling people into him correctly. byrons defensive schemes are AWFUL and always have been, even though he preaches defense his teams have always been awful at it. We need a new coach

  • Russell had the chance to play a lot of minutes today, yet BS opted not to

  • kobe said and i quote, “I’m playing like $#!t I’m the 200th best player in the league”. now what????

  • goes more 75 games left 1-6

    if i’ll bet projected finished record 15 wins possibly or 20 max in needed stayed safely keep on 3 top pick

  • He has been a bad rebounder his whole career. Didn’t start recently. He has trouble boxing out.

  • Miami is clearly the better team and much more defensive oriented than any team we’ve faced so far.

  • He has been a bad rebounder his whole career. Didn’t start recently. He has trouble boxing out.

  • Miami is clearly the better team and much more defensive oriented than any team we’ve faced so far.

  • Will have to watch some tape. Don’t recall him being beat off the dribble really at all.

  • and. if we took all the players at their word

    howard would strill be in orl
    lebron would be in mia
    and cp3 would be a laker

  • He had some nice hockey assists too. So did Randle. Team moved the ball well in the first half!

  • Our only options are Nance and Bass at the 4 to help with rebounding. Other than that pray he starts rebounding better.

  • Will have to watch some tape. Don’t recall him being beat off the dribble really at all.

  • and. if we took all the players at their word

    howard would strill be in orl
    lebron would be in mia
    and cp3 would be a laker

  • He had some nice hockey assists too. So did Randle. Team moved the ball well in the first half!

  • Our only options are Nance and Bass at the 4 to help with rebounding. Other than that pray he starts rebounding better.

  • mia is a good team but they cant score and they got 101 on us this was not good defense

  • mia is a good team but they cant score and they got 101 on us this was not good defense

  • I also saw Scott pull our bedt playmaker in the 4th leading to part of the drought

  • everyone weeping about this team and writing off all the young guys need to dry their eyes, seriously pinning your hopes on a rookie that hasnt even played a season of college ball? why not put some positive attitude towards the young guys we have that clearly have talent but are being suffocated by their coach. there is no reason that russell, clarkson and randle shouldnt be playing 30+ mins a night but yet byron wont pull the trigger and let them develop. Everyone is saying how russell sucks because he turns the ball over passing it to clarkson but how can he get better when byron has him riding the pine and only playing 6min stints? WE ARE IN REBUILD MODE wake up guys this season isnt going to be pretty and the guys are supposed to make rookie mistakes ESPECIALLY russell the kid is learning the hardest position in basketball, who cares if he turns the ball over a bit? mudiay can turn it over 10 times and yet everyone thinks he is amazing because he scores and gets assists while they hate on russell even though he gets half the mins mudiay does and is only given a quarter of the role/responsibility…maybe its time you started SUPPORTING your players instead of bashing them when they make rookie errors jesus..THE KID IS 19

  • every pass is a no look so it looks like he has good court vision. Not sure how anyone who’s afraid to go in the paint can be aggressive. Lou’s first possession he drove in the lane and got his team mate a layup.

  • I also saw Scott pull our best playmaker in the 4th leading to part of the drought

  • everyone weeping about this team and writing off all the young guys need to dry their eyes, seriously pinning your hopes on a rookie that hasnt even played a season of college ball? why not put some positive attitude towards the young guys we have that clearly have talent but are being suffocated by their coach. there is no reason that russell, clarkson and randle shouldnt be playing 30+ mins a night but yet byron wont pull the trigger and let them develop. Everyone is saying how russell sucks because he turns the ball over passing it to clarkson but how can he get better when byron has him riding the pine and only playing 6min stints? WE ARE IN REBUILD MODE wake up guys this season isnt going to be pretty and the guys are supposed to make rookie mistakes ESPECIALLY russell the kid is learning the hardest position in basketball, who cares if he turns the ball over a bit? mudiay can turn it over 10 times and yet everyone thinks he is amazing because he scores and gets assists while they hate on russell even though he gets half the mins mudiay does and is only given a quarter of the role/responsibility…maybe its time you started SUPPORTING your players instead of bashing them when they make rookie errors jesus..THE KID IS 19

  • every pass is a no look so it looks like he has good court vision. Not sure how anyone who’s afraid to go in the paint can be aggressive. Lou’s first possession he drove in the lane and got his team mate a layup.

  • I am happy. Thought we saw a lot to like from Russell and Randle in the 1st half. Baby steps

  • I am happy. Thought we saw a lot to like from Russell and Randle in the 1st half. Baby steps

  • guessing you don’t want Hibbert as a long term solution after this year?
    I agree, but there aren’t many options to replace him

  • guessing you don’t want Hibbert as a long term solution after this year?
    I agree, but there aren’t many options to replace him

  • Was he getting beat off the dribble or from closing out? Gay isn’t that quick laterally

  • Well being an idiot doesnt give us you the right to label me xxxx. I am not a Lin fan but you are surely a hater. Have you taken metamucil today? Fiber is important for old xxxx like you. And stay away from those blue pills. Your wife is as dry as a dessert rat and stop torturing her!!!!!

  • Was he getting beat off the dribble or from closing out? Gay isn’t that quick laterally

  • Well being an idiot doesnt give us you the right to label me xxxx. I am not a Lin fan but you are surely a hater. Have you taken metamucil today? Fiber is important for old xxxx like you. And stay away from those blue pills. Your wife is as dry as a dessert rat and stop torturing her!!!!!

  • exactly, if russell gets the time then he will develop its inevitable, its just annoying that when he starts to get confident in the game and starts to take risks he gets pulled out by byron, but thats what he is there to do, he will make mistakes and thats how he will learn, he cant learn how his teammates like to receive passes if he isnt on the court testing it

  • Just trade Clarkson. He’s a PG who demand the ball. Can’t work with D’angelo

  • Are you serious? Well man they should put him in the All Star game right now

  • i honestly think u dont watch games and just go watch highlights so you believe the ypoung guys are playing better then they really are

  • exactly, if russell gets the time then he will develop its inevitable, its just annoying that when he starts to get confident in the game and starts to take risks he gets pulled out by byron, but thats what he is there to do, he will make mistakes and thats how he will learn, he cant learn how his teammates like to receive passes if he isnt on the court testing it

  • Just trade Clarkson. He’s a PG who demand the ball. Can’t work with D’angelo

  • Are you serious? Well man they should put him in the All Star game right now

  • i honestly think u dont watch games and just go watch highlights so you believe the ypoung guys are playing better then they really are

  • Whiteside ain’t coming here cuz we dissed him. Coulda signed him but BS saw more in Sacre.

  • he played amazing off the ball tonight actually…and he struggled in the fourth when told to play point…

  • Whiteside ain’t coming here cuz we dissed him. Coulda signed him but BS saw more in Sacre.

  • he played amazing off the ball tonight actually…and he struggled in the fourth when told to play point…

  • Lou got everyone involved: Nance, Black, wow.

    That is what a guard does

    Plus scored 3rd highest on team, wow

  • Lou got everyone involved: Nance, Black, wow.

    That is what a guard does

    Plus scored 3rd highest on team, wow

  • its you’re not your. and you on the other hand are very consistent at being stupid

  • its you’re not your. and you on the other hand are very consistent at being stupid

  • I don’t think so. Didn’t see his name on the list. Dwight is an ufa though lol

  • i think noah is more likely to leave then pau but if noah leaves pau will follow.

    rose is holding that team back

  • I didn’t. I seen that after one game in Summer league Bruh, that Russell will Not live up to #2 pick

    Needs to go to “Developmental” league

  • how can you even say that with a straight face? you suck kobes junk and yet forget how much he sucked is his first year?

  • I don’t think so. Didn’t see his name on the list. Dwight is an ufa though lol

  • i think noah is more likely to leave then pau but if noah leaves pau will follow.

    rose is holding that team back

  • I didn’t. I seen that after one game in Summer league Bruh, that Russell will Not live up to #2 pick

    Needs to go to “Developmental” league

  • how can you even say that with a straight face? you suck kobes junk and yet forget how much he sucked is his first year?

  • tell me about it. it pissed me off when I heard they were trying him out but didn’t want to sign him. Meanwhile, Sacre, Hill getting demolished in the paint. Thatt’s our Byron, friends over wins.

  • No. I am with you on that. You have consistently been an idiot and hater. Now cool down old xxxx!!!!!

  • Kobe is G.O.A.T. Almost a Disgrace using D’lo in Same sentence with Kobe, Bruh

  • no i typed the lay your.

    so its fine this is ont a college paper or a work document.

  • tell me about it. it pissed me off when I heard they were trying him out but didn’t want to sign him. Meanwhile, Sacre, Hill getting demolished in the paint. Thatt’s our Byron, friends over wins.

  • No. I am with you on that. You have consistently been an idiot and hater. Now cool down old xxxx!!!!!

  • Kobe is G.O.A.T. Almost a Disgrace using D’lo in Same sentence with Kobe, Bruh

  • no i typed the lay your.

    so its fine this is ont a college paper or a work document.

  • Kobe: “If I have to play decreased minutes because of it, I will. If I can walk and perform, I deserve to be out there playing.”

    I actually sorry for Kobe Bryant. The guy is already feeling the disrespect of the Laker fans and media.

  • I’m not saying we should tank but if we do get the pick, I’ll take Ingram over Simmons and Skal.

    The reason is simple Simmons can’t shoot 3, we need 3 & D SF that can balance the team. Skal on the other hand is more of a PF than a C, we already have Randle.

  • Kobe: “If I have to play decreased minutes because of it, I will. If I can walk and perform, I deserve to be out there playing.”

    I actually sorry for Kobe Bryant. The guy is already feeling the disrespect of the Laker fans and media.

  • I’m not saying we should tank but if we do get the pick, I’ll take Ingram over Simmons and Skal.

    The reason is simple Simmons can’t shoot 3, we need 3 & D SF that can balance the team. Skal on the other hand is more of a PF than a C, we already have Randle.

  • “Through the roof, in space somewhere” – D’Angelo Russell’s response to how his confidence is after the game.

  • You are such a Kobe hater. I say you are the LIN TROLL!!!! Go to Hornets you xxxx!!!!

  • “Through the roof, in space somewhere” – D’Angelo Russell’s response to how his confidence is after the game.

  • You are such a Kobe hater. I say you are the LIN TROLL!!!! Go to Hornets you xxxx!!!!

  • im aware, kobe is 2nd all time in my opinion, but he is still just a dude that puts a ball through a hoop and can be compared to anyone, kobe sucked his first year and had us all thinking we made a mistake trading vlade, then he turned out amazing, he had talent and needed to find his niche and work out his rookie kinks. im not saying d’lo is gonna be kobe or be as good or anything, im trying to say that its at least a year to early to call russell a bust…

  • Gasol when he leaves will play with his brother to finish off his career back where he started. Good story.

  • the la media has been against kobe since the 2010 finals when some morons said pau was the finals mvp

  • im aware, kobe is 2nd all time in my opinion, but he is still just a dude that puts a ball through a hoop and can be compared to anyone, kobe sucked his first year and had us all thinking we made a mistake trading vlade, then he turned out amazing, he had talent and needed to find his niche and work out his rookie kinks. im not saying d’lo is gonna be kobe or be as good or anything, im trying to say that its at least a year to early to call russell a bust…

  • Gasol when he leaves will play with his brother to finish off his career back where he started. Good story.

  • the la media has been against kobe since the 2010 finals when some morons said pau was the finals mvp

  • Bad. He’s saying he’s not confident. Man, i feel bad for the kid. To me he is playing a good defense right now, and making smart plays. But he’s clearly afraid to play

  • What a sad day. The Knicks won again! They are soaring with their pick. We are xxxxxx.

  • Bad game from Clarkson, but I am not putting much into it. They will figure it out. We have all year

  • Well first things first as long as we get the top 3 pick we’ll be set
    I think Simmons is gonna be great
    As well as Ingram just his shooting ability alone once and if he bulks up is gonna be a problem.
    There’s gonna be options

  • agreed and i would not trade russ. what i really ment was i would trade him 10 times boefre i traded clark.

    but i would not trade any of our young guys

  • Bad. He’s saying he’s not confident. Man, i feel bad for the kid. To me he is playing a good defense right now, and making smart plays. But he’s clearly afraid to play

  • What a sad day. The Knicks won again! They are soaring with their pick. We are xxxxxx.

  • Bad game from Clarkson, but I am not putting much into it. They will figure it out. We have all year

  • Well first things first as long as we get the top 3 pick we’ll be set
    I think Simmons is gonna be great
    As well as Ingram just his shooting ability alone once and if he bulks up is gonna be a problem.
    There’s gonna be options

  • agreed and i would not trade russ. what i really ment was i would trade him 10 times boefre i traded clark.

    but i would not trade any of our young guys

  • he’s not afraid, he’s just over thinking it and letting byron get on his head.

  • Maybe we will have to overpay Clark. I just don’t see him as a key player in a championship run

  • he’s not afraid, he’s just over thinking it and letting byron get on his head.

  • Maybe we will have to overpay Clark. I just don’t see him as a key player in a championship run

  • I respect your opinion Adam

    Just think D league would sooo benefit Russell, because honestly if Mitch didn’t take D’lo, no one would have

    But, I want to see “less” flashy dressing, running with Kardashians, a lot less mouth and some Deadly D, get into the middle and dish out

    Go Lakers

  • I respect your opinion Adam

    Just think D league would sooo benefit Russell, because honestly if Mitch didn’t take D’lo, no one would have

    But, I want to see “less” flashy dressing, running with Kardashians, a lot less mouth and some Deadly D, get into the middle and dish out

    Go Lakers

  • at the end of the day these young guys all have enough talent to be decent starters they just need time to learn the nba game. All star calibre players come outta nowhere you cant predict who will be an all star because anything can happen. the only thing we know for sure is that these three guys can have a future on this team as starters if they work their butts off and they are where our future is right now

  • Dumb BS strikes again!

    We were on fire few times in the 2nd quarter and BS as always takes out those guys who are performing in the 3rd. And then when we already in deep trouble, he put those guys out again hoping for another miracle.

    Everyone here should apply for the head coach position since an idiot like BS can get the job. I wonder if the “head” coach means giving it to Jim and Mitch.

  • at the end of the day these young guys all have enough talent to be decent starters they just need time to learn the nba game. All star calibre players come outta nowhere you cant predict who will be an all star because anything can happen. the only thing we know for sure is that these three guys can have a future on this team as starters if they work their butts off and they are where our future is right now

  • Dumb BS strikes again!

    We were on fire few times in the 2nd quarter and BS as always takes out those guys who are performing in the 3rd. And then when we already in deep trouble, he put those guys out again hoping for another miracle.

    Everyone here should apply for the head coach position since an idiot like BS can get the job. I wonder if the “head” coach means giving it to Jim and Mitch.

  • Hard to say. He does need to get stronger to guard guys like Wade, but I do think he can do that. Got a lot stronger this offseason already.

  • And …. we have a D League coach, a bunch of babies and a hated star!!! SOBBBBB

  • agree 100% but people need to stop saying trade clark when clark has proven he can play something russ has to still do

  • yeah i think once guys start respecting his jumper more he will find it easier to burn around screens into the paint and hit open guys, but our bigs arent setting the best screens now either, a lot of the time its a quick pick that barely even hits the defender

  • Hard to say. He does need to get stronger to guard guys like Wade, but I do think he can do that. Got a lot stronger this offseason already.

  • And …. we have a D League coach, a bunch of babies and a hated star!!! SOBBBBB

  • agree 100% but people need to stop saying trade clark when clark has proven he can play something russ has to still do

  • yeah i think once guys start respecting his jumper more he will find it easier to burn around screens into the paint and hit open guys, but our bigs arent setting the best screens now either, a lot of the time its a quick pick that barely even hits the defender

  • The entire point is the whole TEAM is embarrassing, and not just Kobe, which faker fans like to claim, when clearly, it’s a LOT more to this than ONE player. Coaching is where it starts and ends, period. This team has the worst coach, with the worst set of assistant coaches in the league, absolutely without question. I refuse to believe we are as bad as 1-6.

  • but we own his bird rights so we can overpay him and it not hurt our cap space next season

  • The entire point is the whole TEAM is embarrassing, and not just Kobe, which faker fans like to claim, when clearly, it’s a LOT more to this than ONE player. Coaching is where it starts and ends, period. This team has the worst coach, with the worst set of assistant coaches in the league, absolutely without question. I refuse to believe we are as bad as 1-6.

  • but we own his bird rights so we can overpay him and it not hurt our cap space next season

  • Right on. More BS bashing and less Kobe hating. SACK THE COACH!!! BSSSS!!!!!!

  • or finish with 10 wins, We’ll keep our pick. Burned 1 already against the team likely to get less than us.

  • Coach needs to go, he is not making the team win. Worst is he is also not developing the young players. Throwing them under the bus and not giving them enough playing time.

  • Right on. More BS bashing and less Kobe hating. SACK THE COACH!!! BSSSS!!!!!!

  • or finish with 10 wins, We’ll keep our pick. Burned 1 already against the team likely to get less than us.

  • Coach needs to go, he is not making the team win. Worst is he is also not developing the young players. Throwing them under the bus and not giving them enough playing time.

  • BS has succeeded in destroying his confidence, you could even see it in the court after he made the mistakes that he knew he was getting taken out.

  • BS has succeeded in destroying his confidence, you could even see it in the court after he made the mistakes that he knew he was getting taken out.

  • true clarkson is a starting guard on our team and has proven that he can put the ball in the hoop and the 2 guard spot and tonight russell found him in places 3 times that made me think WOW that would have been an insane pass IF clarkson had caught the ball or not stepped outta bounds but it all comes down to time on the court together, these guys have only played 7 games together against nba caliber players, so it will take them time to find out what they can get against tough defense. if anything im excited for when byron gets fired and we get a new coach who is behind our young core and wants to develop them

  • Maybe he was just resting him since it was a back to back. Offense looked pretty decent in the first half. Defense was bad.

  • true clarkson is a starting guard on our team and has proven that he can put the ball in the hoop and the 2 guard spot and tonight russell found him in places 3 times that made me think WOW that would have been an insane pass IF clarkson had caught the ball or not stepped outta bounds but it all comes down to time on the court together, these guys have only played 7 games together against nba caliber players, so it will take them time to find out what they can get against tough defense. if anything im excited for when byron gets fired and we get a new coach who is behind our young core and wants to develop them

  • Maybe he was just resting him since it was a back to back. Offense looked pretty decent in the first half. Defense was bad.

  • Not making Me feeling comfortable, by saying coach is hurting D’Lo confidence – those Man NBA Players are no place for 19 yo bruh – got to have confidence period

  • Gary Vitti is Smart….he knows this is Kobe’s last year……He doesn’t want to be around for the fallout when Kobe leaves.

  • Not making Me feeling comfortable, by saying coach is hurting D’Lo confidence – those Man NBA Players are no place for 19 yo bruh – got to have confidence period

  • Gary Vitti is Smart….he knows this is Kobe’s last year……He doesn’t want to be around for the fallout when Kobe leaves.

  • True. Can’t believe the media along with Magic and Worthy did everything they can to put D’Antoni on blast.

    And these two guys are dead quiet on BS.

  • True. Can’t believe the media along with Magic and Worthy did everything they can to put D’Antoni on blast.

    And these two guys are dead quiet on BS.

  • I was stoked when that trade happened. See ya Vlade. Kid Kobe still showed those MJ skillsets even as a bench warmer, getting no minutes.

  • I was stoked when that trade happened. See ya Vlade. Kid Kobe still showed those MJ skillsets even as a bench warmer, getting no minutes.

  • maybe after like 30 games if he still isn’t getting it then he needs to go but for now i think he needs nba competition to test him. i think he is definitely improving and growing more confident and he definitely looked more confident out there tonight,he is finally taking risks with his passes where before he wouldnt take the risky passing lanes for fear of being benched. If clarkson had kept cutting and dunked his pass from russell and if he hadnt stepped outta bounds we would be thinking how great those passes where. The kid sees the game in a special way, he just needs time to adjust to the speed and his teammates i think need time to get used to expecting the ball in some pretty unexpectant places

  • maybe after like 30 games if he still isn’t getting it then he needs to go but for now i think he needs nba competition to test him. i think he is definitely improving and growing more confident and he definitely looked more confident out there tonight,he is finally taking risks with his passes where before he wouldnt take the risky passing lanes for fear of being benched. If clarkson had kept cutting and dunked his pass from russell and if he hadnt stepped outta bounds we would be thinking how great those passes where. The kid sees the game in a special way, he just needs time to adjust to the speed and his teammates i think need time to get used to expecting the ball in some pretty unexpectant places

  • Lakers have to fire B. Scott. I know this is a losing season, but i think Byron will not be the long term coach. So we have to bring a coach for the future right now, to the players learn his system all year and be more adapt next season

  • Lakers have to fire B. Scott. I know this is a losing season, but i think Byron will not be the long term coach. So we have to bring a coach for the future right now, to the players learn his system all year and be more adapt next season

  • thats with the cap ar 70m so its right at 10 % the cap is going to be up to 90m next season and 105 the season affter then it could go up to out 115-120.

    just going by the 10% for lou puts him at 9 m but hes better then lou so saying 11m sounbds about right however with the cap going up the team may overpay slightly to keep him say about 13m

  • D’Angelo Russell on playing late in games: “I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing wrong so I can correct it.”

    Byron explain why?

    “No.”

  • I think the idea is that if they stopped making shots and the defense stank without Kobe even suited up, it can’t solely be his fault as the common narrative tends to put it.

  • 4 Points 4 Assists looks like we hit a homerun with Developmental D’Angelo

  • Luke Walton makes a lot of sense, but we’ll have to wait until the offseason to hire him

  • thats with the cap ar 70m so its right at 10 % the cap is going to be up to 90m next season and 105 the season affter then it could go up to out 115-120.

    just going by the 10% for lou puts him at 9 m but hes better then lou so saying 11m sounbds about right however with the cap going up the team may overpay slightly to keep him say about 13m

  • D’Angelo Russell on playing late in games: “I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing wrong so I can correct it.”

    Byron explain why?

    “No.”

  • I think the idea is that if they stopped making shots and the defense stank without Kobe even suited up, it can’t solely be his fault as the common narrative tends to put it.

  • 4 Points 4 Assists looks like we hit a homerun with Developmental D’Angelo

  • Luke Walton makes a lot of sense, but we’ll have to wait until the offseason to hire him

  • I would hire D’Antoni as offense coach and Thibs as defense coach. Can we have 2 coaches?

  • I would hire D’Antoni as offense coach and Thibs as defense coach. Can we have 2 coaches?

  • Jeanni please fire your brother, then ask Mitch to fire Scott and most importantly bring your partner Phil back so we can smell the playoffs after 3 years of being deserted.

  • Jeanni please fire your brother, then ask Mitch to fire Scott and most importantly bring your partner Phil back so we can smell the playoffs after 3 years of being deserted.

  • We have a bunch right now why not two more.

    I wonder how many non-players you can have on your bench during the games (coaches, training staff, etc).

  • We have a bunch right now why not two more.

    I wonder how many non-players you can have on your bench during the games (coaches, training staff, etc).

  • byron’s an idiot, seriously we have 2 point guards on this team (lou is a 2guard) and marcelo is not starting calibre. russell has the tools to be a started but byron wont play him because it will hurt his ego? he seems to think that he is implementing laker culture into him by making him work for something that is quite literally his to lose, not his to work for. the timberwolves had wiggens starting and playing minutes all last year, bucks had jabari starting and playing minutes, KAT is playing minutes, okafor, mudiay all these guys that are doing “well” are being focused on and developed while our 2nd pick is being treated like crap and thrown under the bus at every turn. What sort of coach, implements a terrible defence and when it doesnt work blames the players? seriously when will he start taking the blame and realize it is his coaching that is at fault

  • Drummond led league in Off rebs the last 2 years, leading this year. What’s the record? 18 in single game. It think that gets demolished this year.

  • byron’s an idiot, seriously we have 2 point guards on this team (lou is a 2guard) and marcelo is not starting calibre. russell has the tools to be a started but byron wont play him because it will hurt his ego? he seems to think that he is implementing laker culture into him by making him work for something that is quite literally his to lose, not his to work for. the timberwolves had wiggens starting and playing minutes all last year, bucks had jabari starting and playing minutes, KAT is playing minutes, okafor, mudiay all these guys that are doing “well” are being focused on and developed while our 2nd pick is being treated like crap and thrown under the bus at every turn. What sort of coach, implements a terrible defence and when it doesnt work blames the players? seriously when will he start taking the blame and realize it is his coaching that is at fault

  • Drummond led league in Off rebs the last 2 years, leading this year. What’s the record? 18 in single game. It think that gets demolished this year.

  • Yes, yes, no.

    Brooks? No. You think we have it bad with BS? Brooks has rode the coattails of two future HoFs to cover his inadequacies as a coach.

  • Luke does make a ton of sense, but he needs seasoning. I’m willing to put up with BS till he’s ready.

  • Yes, yes, no.

    Brooks? No. You think we have it bad with BS? Brooks has rode the coattails of two future HoFs to cover his inadequacies as a coach.

  • Luke does make a ton of sense, but he needs seasoning. I’m willing to put up with BS till he’s ready.

  • Let’s be honest. Anybody can coach GS. They just happened to breakout last season. & this year they just may be better than last season.

  • I know you don’t watch the games with a keen unbiased eye. You can’t see past Kobe. It’s disturbing. This game was won in the post plain and simple. Bosh and Whiteside destroyed us on the glass, scoring and defensively. Both Hibbert and Randle were non factors. I said Those would be key matchups coupled with Russell VS. Dragic. Russell faired very well against Dragic, especially defensively. Lou Williams was horrible. The only problem I have with Russell is, I need him to be more aggressive.

  • Only TWO players on the entire team shot FREE THROWS. One starter and one sixth man of the year.

  • Let’s be honest. Anybody can coach GS. They just happened to breakout last season. & this year they just may be better than last season.

  • I know you don’t watch the games with a keen unbiased eye. You can’t see past Kobe. It’s disturbing. This game was won in the post plain and simple. Bosh and Whiteside destroyed us on the glass, scoring and defensively. Both Hibbert and Randle were non factors. I said Those would be key matchups coupled with Russell VS. Dragic. Russell faired very well against Dragic, especially defensively. Lou Williams was horrible. The only problem I have with Russell is, I need him to be more aggressive.

  • Only TWO players on the entire team shot FREE THROWS. One starter and one sixth man of the year.

  • Here’s how I see this game, yes not many points…but despite Byron Scott’s meddling the Lakers had more assists in this game than any other game = team ball, also the Lakers shot 50 percent from 3 point land. This was without question the toughest team the Lakers have faced thus far.

    It’s criminal that without Kobe playing, DLo still only sees 21 minutes and Anthony Brown only sees garbage time again. The narrative continues however, getting killed on the boards.

  • i find it funny that we can blame scott for hurting russ but not give credit to mark for curry barnes and klay

  • i swear if byron ruins our kid d’lo by wrecking his confidence and not playing him and making him second guess everything he does by benching him when he makes a mistake then im hiring a hitman to take him out…hes a dirtbag

  • Here’s how I see this game, yes not many points…but despite Byron Scott’s meddling the Lakers had more assists in this game than any other game = team ball, also the Lakers shot 50 percent from 3 point land. This was without question the toughest team the Lakers have faced thus far.

    It’s criminal that without Kobe playing, DLo still only sees 21 minutes and Anthony Brown only sees garbage time again. The narrative continues however, getting killed on the boards.

  • i find it funny that we can blame scott for hurting russ but not give credit to mark for curry barnes and klay

  • i swear if byron ruins our kid d’lo by wrecking his confidence and not playing him and making him second guess everything he does by benching him when he makes a mistake then im hiring a hitman to take him out…hes a dirtbag

  • I disagree. They are extremely well coached, everyone knows there role and where to be during off and def. It’s just not only the HC doing the coaching though. I would say it’s the whole organization.

  • i do see past kobe you cant which is why u blame him for loses even when he does not play

  • I disagree. They are extremely well coached, everyone knows there role and where to be during off and def. It’s just not only the HC doing the coaching though. I would say it’s the whole organization.

  • i do see past kobe you cant which is why u blame him for loses even when he does not play

  • so you’re gonna credit Byron for CP3 and Kyrie? Come on bro, Byron isn’t a teacher as Ryan Hollins has said. He believes the best teacher is the bench

  • so you’re gonna credit Byron for CP3 and Kyrie? Come on bro, Byron isn’t a teacher as Ryan Hollins has said. He believes the best teacher is the bench

  • this is not with out question the best team, we have played.

    we played a healthy sac and dal both can be argued to be better then the heat

  • OMFG! I wanted to kill Byron the other night when he took out Clarkson and subbed in Lou, leaving us with zero ball handlers/playmakers.

    I defended BS throughout last season because we were obviously tanking but this year, when we’re actively trying to win games I can’t fathom some of the decisions he makes regarding rotations, especially in the 4th quarter.

  • how can he justify playing d’lo 21mins a game? HE IS OUR STARTING POINT GUARD jeeeezzzzz

  • this is not with out question the best team, we have played.

    we played a healthy sac and dal both can be argued to be better then the heat

  • OMFG! I wanted to kill Byron the other night when he took out Clarkson and subbed in Lou, leaving us with zero ball handlers/playmakers.

    I defended BS throughout last season because we were obviously tanking but this year, when we’re actively trying to win games I can’t fathom some of the decisions he makes regarding rotations, especially in the 4th quarter.

  • how can he justify playing d’lo 21mins a game? HE IS OUR STARTING POINT GUARD jeeeezzzzz

  • start with getting his behind in the paint. Remember the other 2 rookie PGs Byron had. They kinda did that alot.

  • Ok you are right. Sorry. LOL Dun b angry. Your baby Russ to do better next game. Just keep hoping.

  • Bro MAVS just got killed by Pelicans 120 to 105. Oh and NO are depleted by injuries btw.

  • The sad part about your all things Kobe theme is how rarely I actually blame Kobe for losses. I simply talk about his current play.

  • start with getting his behind in the paint. Remember the other 2 rookie PGs Byron had. They kinda did that alot.

  • Ok you are right. Sorry. LOL Dun b angry. Your baby Russ to do better next game. Just keep hoping.

  • Bro MAVS just got killed by Pelicans 120 to 105. Oh and NO are depleted by injuries btw.

  • The sad part about your all things Kobe theme is how rarely I actually blame Kobe for losses. I simply talk about his current play.

  • fcked it up again in the 4th. played artest way to long in the 3rd quarter. kept the 2nd string in way too long hoping for a miracle come back. why cant clarkson, russell and randle come in early in the 4th when everything was falling apart. fck, all bryon does is react after its all fcked up.

  • IDK if we’re in a development year, tanking, or trying to win. If we’re in a development year Scott should be playing Russell & AB more. A tanking year just playing Bass & Kelly & Scare all game. If we’re in trying to win games start JC, Kobe, MWP, Randle, Hibbert. Bench. D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass or Nance, Black

  • byron would be playing him 35 mins a game xD dude is a moron what team does he think he is coaching? we are in rebuild mode for christs sake

  • and they beat them a few nights ago it happens.

    if the heat played in the west they would be struggeling to get wins

  • fcked it up again in the 4th. played artest way to long in the 3rd quarter. kept the 2nd string in way too long hoping for a miracle come back. why cant clarkson, russell and randle come in early in the 4th when everything was falling apart. fck, all bryon does is react after its all fcked up.

  • IDK if we’re in a development year, tanking, or trying to win. If we’re in a development year Scott should be playing Russell & AB more. A tanking year just playing Bass & Kelly & Scare all game. If we’re in trying to win games start JC, Kobe, MWP, Randle, Hibbert. Bench. D’angelo, Lou, Nick, Bass or Nance, Black

  • byron would be playing him 35 mins a game xD dude is a moron what team does he think he is coaching? we are in rebuild mode for christs sake

  • and they beat them a few nights ago it happens.

    if the heat played in the west they would be struggeling to get wins

  • Mavs are horrible. Sac was potentially up there, but this Heat team is way better than both.

  • Mavs are horrible. Sac was potentially up there, but this Heat team is way better than both.

  • ?
    That’s like asking why the LAL play in the west. It’s the way the stuff is organized. Cut your loses will your down man.

  • even your win now mode rotation would develop our young guys bettter than byrons whatever mode he is in…

  • yes i do give credit to byron for irving, cp3 and clark.

    all the credit no way but some yes

  • ?
    That’s like asking why the LAL play in the west. It’s the way the stuff is organized. Cut your loses will your down man.

  • even your win now mode rotation would develop our young guys bettter than byrons whatever mode he is in…

  • yes i do give credit to byron for irving, cp3 and clark.

    all the credit no way but some yes

  • paul said he was going to sue the nbacthen the clippers traded for him and he backed off

  • he liked Irving and Paul. Both had heavy minutes. Of course, they had 20 pts game regularly and getting layups and assists along the way. Those are his standards. Perhaps byron doesn’t see the kid up to par.

  • paul said he was going to sue the nbacthen the clippers traded for him and he backed off

  • he liked Irving and Paul. Both had heavy minutes. Of course, they had 20 pts game regularly and getting layups and assists along the way. Those are his standards. Perhaps byron doesn’t see the kid up to par.

  • in order for russell to succeed he needs cutters. too many players just standing around with no passing lane. he’s definitely improving. i still have hope in russell.

  • Kobe don’t played because of “back spasms”. That’s the REALLY the end of a beautifull career. I remember when Nash started to hurt his back.

  • in order for russell to succeed he needs cutters. too many players just standing around with no passing lane. he’s definitely improving. i still have hope in russell.

  • Kobe don’t played because of “back spasms”. That’s the REALLY the end of a beautifull career. I remember when Nash started to hurt his back.

  • “back spasms” can happen to anyone. there’s just no reason to risk playing through it

  • “back spasms” can happen to anyone. there’s just no reason to risk playing through it

  • please learn how to follow basic english.

    you said i ruin my arguments with my post.

    i asked why.

    then i defended my post by adding context about the heat playing in the east

  • Keep in mind Russell is a rookie while Dragic and Wade are very formidable defensive vets of this game. Russell accorded himself very well tonight. Would liked to see him be more aggressive looking for his own offense but that will come.

  • please learn how to follow basic english.

    you said i ruin my arguments with my post.

    i asked why.

    then i defended my post by adding context about the heat playing in the east

  • Keep in mind Russell is a rookie while Dragic and Wade are very formidable defensive vets of this game. Russell accorded himself very well tonight. Would liked to see him be more aggressive looking for his own offense but that will come.

  • I bet Scott reading these forums now. & saying “damn these fans coach better than me, but Imma see how far I can push it til I get fired with pay” LMAO

  • I bet Scott reading these forums now. & saying “damn these fans coach better than me, but Imma see how far I can push it til I get fired with pay” LMAO

  • Your argument is that dal and sac are better than the heat and your defense of your argument is asking why the heat play in the east?

    Maybe “basic english” has changed since I was last in school.

  • Your argument is that dal and sac are better than the heat and your defense of your argument is asking why the heat play in the east?

    Maybe “basic english” has changed since I was last in school.

  • They double screens are unbilieveble. Always they can get somebody open in the corner

  • They double screens are unbilieveble. Always they can get somebody open in the corner

  • Keep digging that hole, maybe Harden was playing badly because he was playing the Heat?, The Twolves have a better record than the Mavs and the Lakers are still in the West aren’t they? No question at all that the Heat (Who have a better record than both the Kings (1-7) and the Mavs (3-4) have a much better roster than both of those teams.

  • Keep digging that hole, maybe Harden was playing badly because he was playing the Heat?, The Twolves have a better record than the Mavs and the Lakers are still in the West aren’t they? No question at all that the Heat (Who have a better record than both the Kings (1-7) and the Mavs (3-4) have a much better roster than both of those teams.

  • Sorry that’s not part of Scott’s non system. He rather play Lou Will at PG for long stretches. Lou is a scorer not a passer. Scott isn’t playing to the players strengths. This roster is mixed. So maybe we should be running the same system they run in Memphis

  • does mo williams have the green light to jack as many shots as he wants. he seems like he doesnt care about getting anyone involved. was he like this in toronto?

  • no harden started the season playing like trash.

    the t wolfs are playing great atm but everyone knows that wont last

  • Sorry that’s not part of Scott’s non system. He rather play Lou Will at PG for long stretches. Lou is a scorer not a passer. Scott isn’t playing to the players strengths. This roster is mixed. So maybe we should be running the same system they run in Memphis

  • does mo williams have the green light to jack as many shots as he wants. he seems like he doesnt care about getting anyone involved. was he like this in toronto?

  • no harden started the season playing like trash.

    the t wolfs are playing great atm but everyone knows that wont last

  • The problem is we are not a good passing team. We run a ton of PNR contrary to popular belief. If I’m correct were top three in the league running PNR. The poor decision making in passing is why we end up in ISO and low assist totals game to game.

    Now at the risk of being called a Kobe hater, I find it interesting how with one of our lowest total game possessions tonight we had one of our highest assist totals? Things that make you go Hmm?

  • Those were the two posts you made. Your claim that dal and sac are better than the heat and your question why does the heat play in the east.

    Your trolling and making absolutely no sense, but hey I forget all my “basic” english thankfully.

  • The problem is we are not a good passing team. We run a ton of PNR contrary to popular belief. If I’m correct were top three in the league running PNR. The poor decision making in passing is why we end up in ISO and low assist totals game to game.

    Now at the risk of being called a Kobe hater, I find it interesting how with one of our fewest total offensive possessions tonight yet we had one of our highest assist totals? Things that make you go Hmm?

  • Those were the two posts you made. Your claim that dal and sac are better than the heat and your question why does the heat play in the east.

    Your trolling and making absolutely no sense, but hey I forget all my “basic” english thankfully.

  • Yeah. But i will start him. Only Warriors have this talent to put iggy on the bench

  • Yeah. But i will start him. Only Warriors have this talent to put iggy on the bench

  • We’re top 3 in the ball-handler shooting out of P&R. I am not sure where we rank in the roll man shooting out of this setup. So I don’t know where this places us in % of P&R we do.

  • thats it. we run PNR but after the roll, no one is cutting for russell to pass too. randle/nance are always standing near the 3 line. if they cut, russell can get them the ball or finish at the basket.

  • Sure hope Kobe does play for another 2 – 3 years, don’t see the Helpers for Kobe in his absence

    At this rate of Development players, Byron has no option but limit their minutes

  • We’re top 3 in the ball-handler shooting out of P&R. I am not sure where we rank in the roll man shooting out of this setup. So I don’t know where this places us in % of P&R we do.

  • thats it. we run PNR but after the roll, no one is cutting for russell to pass too. randle/nance are always standing near the 3 line. if they cut, russell can get them the ball or finish at the basket.

  • Sure hope Kobe does play for another 2 – 3 years, don’t see the Helpers for Kobe in his absence

    At this rate of Development players, Byron has no option but limit their minutes

  • There you are, Pat. Your Russ didnt make it again. Cant say I m wrong yet huh?

  • Lou is a Miracle Worker . . . but with the D e e p Hole Lou gets, well it is a challenge

  • Be fair with Kobe. He has the right to be with his family. This down years will add nothing to his career. He will not win another ring with our rebuilding process

  • There you are, Pat. Your Russ didnt make it again. Cant say I m wrong yet huh?

  • Lou is a Miracle Worker . . . but with the D e e p Hole Lou gets, well it is a challenge

  • Be fair with Kobe. He has the right to be with his family. This down years will add nothing to his career. He will not win another ring with our rebuilding process

  • This is exactly what you wrote: “why the heat play in the weak east”

    More “basic” english I guess. I really need to hit up an old textbook 🙂 Like I said quit while your down, you just making things worse.

  • Guys, i will sleep. 2:33 AM here in Brazil. See you tomorrow. Go Lakers for life

  • This is exactly what you wrote: “why the heat play in the weak east”

    More “basic” english I guess. I really need to hit up an old textbook 🙂 Like I said quit while your down, you just making things worse.

  • Guys, i will sleep. 2:33 AM here in Brazil. See you tomorrow. Go Lakers for life

  • Come on, saying Heats is good doesnt make us look better. We played like xxxx. No excuses.

  • oh yeah, I love the family time thing . . . Kobe is an Awesome Family Provider too – a lot of Cash:)

  • is it possible for scott to coach by watching a 55 inch hdtv from the locker room so he can see what we’re all seeing?

  • Come on, saying Heats is good doesnt make us look better. We played like xxxx. No excuses.

  • oh yeah, I love the family time thing . . . Kobe is an Awesome Family Provider too – a lot of Cash:)

  • He didnt do anything wrong. Just didnt do much right. He gotta earn those mins.

  • He didnt do anything wrong. Just didnt do much right. He gotta earn those mins.

  • is it possible for scott to coach by watching a 55 inch hdtv from the locker room so he can see what we’re all seeing??

  • is it possible for scott to coach by watching a 55 inch hdtv from the locker room so he can see what we’re all seeing??

  • fired byron scott right now and replace tom thibodeau or scott brooks as next head coach LA Lakers please

  • fired byron scott right now and replace tom thibodeau or scott brooks as next head coach LA Lakers please

  • Russell Needs to Earn that Trust, on and Off Court . . . right now everyone will roll right into an oncoming bus for Lou / Huertas, now that is Trust

  • Russell Needs to Earn that Trust, on and Off Court . . . right now everyone will roll right into an oncoming bus for Lou / Huertas, now that is Trust

  • Do most ball handlers shoot out of the P&R or pass to the roll man? Anyone have a breakdown?

  • Byron Scott has proved that he was a great coach with the right personnel. Don’t jump the couch.

  • Nah it’s obvious, at the risk of also being called a Kobe hater, did you notice that the Lakers shot 50 percent from down town?

  • Russ needs D Antoni to make him look good. I say get D Antoni, brush up his stats and fish for a trade!!!!!

  • Do most ball handlers shoot out of the P&R or pass to the roll man? Anyone have a breakdown?

  • Byron Scott has proved that he was a great coach with the right personnel. Don’t jump the couch.

  • Nah it’s obvious, at the risk of also being called a Kobe hater, did you notice that the Lakers shot 50 percent from down town?

  • Russ needs D Antoni to make him look good. I say get D Antoni, brush up his stats and fish for a trade!!!!!

  • Just my opinion. FO reall has no idea what they are doing. Players they have before the draft and FA are Kobe (SG), Clarkson(all rookie as a PG), Randle(PF). Clearly you don’t have a SF & C. What do they do, draft another PG and go after a PF. I know Randle isn’t proven yet, but why go after a player who plays his same position. I mean they drafted Randle for some reason and yet they went out and tried to get amother PF. Same case with Russell, now either Russell or Clarkson needs to change their game to make way for the other. If it was me, i would’ve went after Carroll and then drafted Okafor or Cauley-stein. Or drafted Winslow or Johnson and still traded for Hibbert. Just so many head scratching decisions from Jim & Mitch.

  • Just my opinion. FO reall has no idea what they are doing. Players they have before the draft and FA are Kobe (SG), Clarkson(all rookie as a PG), Randle(PF). Clearly you don’t have a SF & C. What do they do, draft another PG and go after a PF. I know Randle isn’t proven yet, but why go after a player who plays his same position. I mean they drafted Randle for some reason and yet they went out and tried to get amother PF. Same case with Russell, now either Russell or Clarkson needs to change their game to make way for the other. If it was me, i would’ve went after Carroll and then drafted Okafor or Cauley-stein. Or drafted Winslow or Johnson and still traded for Hibbert. Just so many head scratching decisions from Jim & Mitch.

  • Young got on a heater. Both he and Metta we hot. While they both have been that so far I’m not sure how sustainable that is but the assist total was a refreshing and strange sight to see.

  • At this point, the draft is spilled milk. We cannot undo it. Look forward, not in the rearview mirror.

  • Young got on a heater. Both he and Metta we hot. While they both have been that so far I’m not sure how sustainable that is but the assist total was a refreshing and strange sight to see.

  • At this point, the draft is spilled milk. We cannot undo it. Look forward, not in the rearview mirror.

  • Your better passing teams would score more with the roll/pop man receiving the pass.

  • The Lakers could have done a lot of things in free agency, if they didn’t wait around for unicorns like Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

  • Your better passing teams would score more with the roll/pop man receiving the pass.

  • The Lakers could have done a lot of things in free agency, if they didn’t wait around for unicorns like Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

  • Every team wanted Aldridge to play Center. He didn’t want to though, although he is basically playing center in San Antonio. Clarkson isn’t a point guard. They basically needed everything.

  • Every team wanted Aldridge to play Center. He didn’t want to though, although he is basically playing center in San Antonio. Clarkson isn’t a point guard. They basically needed everything.

  • dont care if he’s won 10 championship in a row. everything i’ve seen from last year and this year, HE HAS TO GOOOOOOOO!!!.

  • dont care if he’s won 10 championship in a row. everything i’ve seen from last year and this year, HE HAS TO GOOOOOOOO!!!.

  • Really? Thought Kobe was the problem for Russ not shining . . .

    Russ is given 21 minutes to “step up”, I mean how many guys would love the opportunity to do so

    I’m trying very hard (only cuz D’lo is wearing a Purple and Gold) to see, what was the Thought Process of Mitch in drafting Russ

    I watched Ohio games, summer league, pre season, now six games bruh

  • Really? Thought Kobe was the problem for Russ not shining . . .

    Russ is given 21 minutes to “step up”, I mean how many guys would love the opportunity to do so

    I’m trying very hard (only cuz D’lo is wearing a Purple and Gold) to see, what was the Thought Process of Mitch in drafting Russ

    I watched Ohio games, summer league, pre season, now six games bruh

  • No one ever said it was solely Kobe and using 1 game vs 5 is silly. That’s not even enough to compare if you wanted to weigh the odds of their wins/losses with and without Kobe. People who criticize him wanted him to play some defense and stop chucking 3s.

  • No one ever said it was solely Kobe and using 1 game vs 5 is silly. That’s not even enough to compare if you wanted to weigh the odds of their wins/losses with and without Kobe. People who criticize him wanted him to play some defense and stop chucking 3s.

  • lol, watching those timeless lakers – god i miss Glen Rice, use to Love his Jumper

  • lol, watching those timeless lakers – god i miss Glen Rice, use to Love his Jumper

  • 41 out of 99 of Lou Williams’ points have come at the free throw line, Crazy. He is shooting 32%. Gets more minutes than the young guys. Ridiculous.

  • 41 out of 99 of Lou Williams’ points have come at the free throw line, Crazy. He is shooting 32%. Gets more minutes than the young guys. Ridiculous.

  • Where are all the Kobe haters who were certain #24 was the reason for all the Laker’s problems prior to the game? They wanted to criticize him if the Lakers played well, but also have an out (blame Kobe supporters) if the Lakers played poorly. The fact of the matter is Kobe has a feel for the game that can’t be measured or reduced to a FG percentage statistic. The same instincts our #2 draft pick is suppose to possess. The young nucleus still has a ton to learn before anyone should think it’s wise to kick Kobe to the curve.

  • Here’s the skinny; during the preseason we were duped into believing Hibbert and Randle would be good on the boards. I told folks that would not be the case and Roy is not high energy enough of a player to sustain 9-10 boards a game on the regular. Perimeter defense was gonna be a challenge given the youth factor and needing to hide Kobe on the opposition’s weakest offensive player. That puts tremendous pressure on Randle and Hibbert. Communication via tenures chemistry is the fix, and we don’t have that. Randle is not very good on defense and Roy is use to better perimeter defenders funneling paint probers to him. I’m not sure Roy is the long term answer but it’s still early.

    All of that said, I see progress. We’ve slowed teams down and have limited the 50+% FG shooting were came out the gate allowing. Clarkson and Russell will take time to get on the same page. Look how much time it took Curry and Klay. Look how odd it still is for KD and Westbrook at times? Wall and Beal needed time. ETC…

    Scott is failing not giving AB PT at SF. I understand the difficulty when Kobe is in the lineup but tonight was the perfect opportunity to give the kid some non garbage time burn.

  • Where are all the Kobe haters who were certain #24 was the reason for all the Laker’s problems prior to the game? They wanted to criticize him if the Lakers played well, but also have an out (blame Kobe supporters) if the Lakers played poorly. The fact of the matter is Kobe has a feel for the game that can’t be measured or reduced to a FG percentage statistic. One that fellow ‘gunners’ Lou Williams and Nick Young can only dream of. The same instincts and playmaking ability our #2 draft pick is suppose to possess. The young nucleus still has a ton to learn before anyone should think it’s wise to kick Kobe to the curb.

  • Here’s the skinny; during the preseason we were duped into believing Hibbert and Randle would be good on the boards. I told folks that would not be the case as Roy is not high energy enough of a player to sustain 9-10 boards a game on the regular. Perimeter defense was gonna be a challenge given the youth factor and needing to hide Kobe on the opposition’s weakest offensive player. That puts tremendous pressure on Randle and Hibbert. Communication via tenures chemistry is the fix, and we don’t have that. Randle is not very good on defense and Roy is use to better perimeter defenders funneling paint probers to him. I’m not sure Roy is the long term answer but it’s still early.

    All of that said, I see progress. We’ve slowed teams down and have limited the 50+% FG shooting were came out the gate allowing. Clarkson and Russell will take time to get on the same page. Look how much time it took Curry and Klay. Look how odd it still is for KD and Westbrook at times? Wall and Beal needed time. ETC…

    Scott is failing not giving AB PT at SF. I understand the difficulty when Kobe is in the lineup but tonight was the perfect opportunity to give the kid some non garbage time burn.

  • i dont think it will be like that the entire season, scott is an idiot yes but he cant start the season thinking player development thats plan B

  • i dont think it will be like that the entire season, scott is an idiot yes but he cant start the season thinking player development thats plan B