Julius Randle’s Reputation Builds, After Standing Up To Kevin Garnett

One of the many engaging storylines from the Los Angeles Lakers season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night involved the 21-year NBA veteran Kevin Garnett trash-talking with 20-year-old Julius Randle. A couple of personal fouls, and even a technical on Garnett, plenty of pushing and shoving, some noticed, and some flying under the radar with the referees.

The result? Basketball fans entertained and yet another example that Randle isn’t backing down from anybody.

Ultimately, as Randle would say after the game, Garnett won the battle, since the Timberwolves came back from a 16-point deficit to take the win on the Lakers home court, but Randle’s aggressiveness didn’t go unnoticed from his teammates or his head coach.

“It was great,” Kobe Bryant smiled after Thursday’s practice. “I knew they were going to get into it before the game even started. I know KG (Kevin Garnett) and KG loves to test the young guys, he loves to do that, just to see what they’re made of, so I knew they were going to get into it.”

How did Randle respond?

“Responded like Julius Randle. He responded like a grown a– man. I think KG has a lot of respect for him because of it,” Bryant said of Randle not backing down.

After the game, Randle said he welcomed Garnett’s trash-talk, used it to “get him going,” but also that his confidence level is the same no matter his opponent.

“It doesn’t scare me. I’m not scared of anybody,” Randle said of Garnett’s trash-talk. “The main thing is we know that’s his thing, that’s what I’ve been watching him do all my life so I knew what to expect.”

What will Julius Randle make this season? Find out here!

Randle’s aggression shouldn’t come as any surprise. His physicality has been talked about all summer long, from Metta World Peace praising his strength during summer workouts at the facility, to words like “beast” and “ox” being thrown around to describe him in NBA Summer League.

“I don’t think people really mess with him in practice on our team,” Clarkson said after describing a couple of summer pick-up games, where Randle got the best of anyone who challenged him. “Julius ain’t backing down from nobody. I wasn’t surprised when they (Garnett and Randle) got into their little talking battle. I knew Julius wasn’t backing down. He got that dog in him.”

Head coach Byron Scott said he’s been seeing this physicality from Randle all throughout training camp and the preseason, but he also cautions Randle on when to not let the aggression get the best of him.

“I like that aggressiveness that he had last night,” Scott said referring to Randle battling with Kevin Garnett. “I think he also has to learn to kind of temper it down at times. I think KG did a good job of kinda baiting him into a couple of things, I think that’s what guys that played 20+ years can do. I do like the fact that Julius doesn’t back down.”

As Kobe would tell you, building a reputation in this business, is just another asset to success.

“He’s laying the foundation,” Bryant said of Randle. “He wants to build his reputation around the league and he’s certainly doing that. He’s not intimidated by anybody.”

Scott added:

“All these guys get a reputation the first couple of years. Hopefully his will be one of those fearless, tough, competitive, physical type guys that still has a lot of finesse to his game as well.”

The Lakers have a long way to go through their rebuilding process, but drafting Randle with their seventh pick in 2014, is looking pretty good right about now.

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He looks great. Having a year off was a blessing

  • Everything would be perfect if Russell played up to his potential/expectations, and Scott was replaced.

    Randle is Randle. Nothing new

  • Everything would be perfect if Russell played up to his potential/expectations, and Scott was replaced.

    Randle is Randle. Nothing new

  • I love it. Also funny how no one ever steps in for the charge on Randle. He is just plain beast mode!

  • I love it. Also funny how no one ever steps in for the charge on Randle. He is just plain beast mode!

  • Yep, if he can just get the 17 footer down consistently he is unstoppable. And he knows that is what he needs, working hard at it. I do worry that his mechanic might need to change but he is just 20, plenty of time! Clarkson changed his mechanic last year at 22.

  • Yep, if he can just get the 17 footer down consistently he is unstoppable. And he knows that is what he needs, working hard at it. I do worry that his mechanic might need to change but he is just 20, plenty of time! Clarkson changed his mechanic last year at 22.

  • Lol What do you guys want from Byron Scott? Everybody acts like he’s had a superstar team to work with here. Give the man time and give the players time to grow with him.

  • Lol What do you guys want from Byron Scott? Everybody acts like he’s had a superstar team to work with here. Give the man time and give the players time to grow with him.

  • I just want him to stand up to Kobe. Also wouldn’t mind running more with Randle and Clarkson.

  • I just want him to stand up to Kobe. Also wouldn’t mind running more with Randle and Clarkson.

  • Speed and agility of Odom but with the brute & strength of ZBo. That’s why Russell and Randle should work the pick & roll game more. I remember during preseason against the Jazz the 1st play they did was p&r and it resulted in a Randle dunk. All great pg’s need to have a perfect partner, CP3-Griffin, Stockton-Malone, GP-Kemp, Nash-Amare just to bame a few. It will elevate both of their games to another level if they develop on-court chemistry. Plus you got Clarkson that can create on his own if the P&R is stopped by the other team.

  • Speed and agility of Odom but with the brute & strength of ZBo. That’s why Russell and Randle should work the pick & roll game more. I remember during preseason against the Jazz the 1st play they did was p&r and it resulted in a Randle dunk. All great pg’s need to have a perfect partner, CP3-Griffin, Stockton-Malone, GP-Kemp, Nash-Amare just to bame a few. It will elevate both of their games to another level if they develop on-court chemistry. Plus you got Clarkson that can create on his own if the P&R is stopped by the other team.

  • He plays physical that’s why he gets his defenders annoyed with him. If you watched the game and not just say stupid stuff you’ll see KG was the one who went after him.

  • yeah i always wondered why players don’t change their mechanics if it’s not working. But he has time

  • He plays physical that’s why he gets his defenders annoyed with him. If you watched the game and not just say stupid stuff you’ll see KG was the one who went after him.

  • yeah i always wondered why players don’t change their mechanics if it’s not working. But he has time

  • That’s the point, it was KG who went after him. Randle was just playing his game. Which is to attack his defender.

  • That’s the point, it was KG who went after him. Randle was just playing his game. Which is to attack his defender.

  • Green and KG are both trash talkers. He talked back and then let his game dominate them both.

  • At this point Clarkson and Huertas are way better options. Russell is poor at running P&R.

  • Green and KG are both trash talkers. He talked back and then let his game dominate them both.

  • At this point Clarkson and Huertas are way better options. Russell is poor at running P&R.

  • Russell is ok at the pick and roll as long as the defense doesn’t show. If the defense shows it is game over though. So yeah, Clarkson and Huertas would be better options for now.

  • Russell is ok at the pick and roll as long as the defense doesn’t show. If the defense shows it is game over though. So yeah, Clarkson and Huertas would be better options for now.

  • 24 shots in 29 minutes while shooting 33% and just 1 assist? Yeah, not gonna win doing that.

  • 24 shots in 29 minutes while shooting 33% and just 1 assist? Yeah, not gonna win doing that.

  • Honestly, to me Randle is more exciting than Wiggins, Towns, Jabari etc. Outside of Mudiay he might be the most exciting young guy in the league in my opinion. We got so lucky those teams passed on him last year!

  • Honestly, to me Randle is more exciting than Wiggins, Towns, Jabari etc. Outside of Mudiay he might be the most exciting young guy in the league in my opinion. We got so lucky those teams passed on him last year!

  • Seen it 3 times now. Kobe was awful, sorry. I like him too, sucks to see him suck.

  • Seen it 3 times now. Kobe was awful, sorry. I like him too, sucks to see him suck.

  • i dont disagree. but i counted about 5 shots he got fouled on that if the refs called it go away making him go down to 19 shots and about 10 from three.

  • i dont disagree. but i counted about 5 shots he got fouled on that if the refs called it go away making him go down to 19 shots and about 10 from three.

  • then you dont know basketball. i will admit the 4th was bad for kobe but he played really well threw the first three quarters.

  • then you dont know basketball. i will admit the 4th was bad for kobe but he played really well threw the first three quarters.

  • btw they counted that 3-4 court heave too wich is bull because he let it go after the clock expired

  • btw they counted that 3-4 court heave too wich is bull because he let it go after the clock expired

  • just brought it it lol.

    that puts him down to 18 shots which sounds much better and 3-9 from three.

  • I am not quite the fan you are of Randle, but I see what you really like about him. He does look to have that “it.”

  • just brought it it lol.

    that puts him down to 18 shots which sounds much better and 3-9 from three.

  • I am not quite the fan you are of Randle, but I see what you really like about him. He does look to have that “it.”

  • Randle needs to freaking win something before talking garbage to HOFers like KG

  • He had a stretch that he shot well but it was a short stretch. I mean obviously, he shot 33%. Outside of that he didn’t do anything. 1 assist, nothing great on defense. He was a -6 on the night overall. Meaning the Wolves beat us by 6 points while he was on the court.

  • Randle needs to freaking win something before talking garbage to HOFers like KG

  • He had a stretch that he shot well but it was a short stretch. I mean obviously, he shot 33%. Outside of that he didn’t do anything. 1 assist, nothing great on defense. He was a -6 on the night overall. Meaning the Wolves beat us by 6 points while he was on the court.

  • he was 6-13(should have been(6-12) in the first half or right at 50% he was 2-5 in the 3rd which is 40% again not bad but not great either.

    it was the 0-6 in the 4th that killed his %.

    hes defense was solid all game.

    they were outscored by 6 when hes on the court because all of kobes pt came vs ricky rubio who killed us.

  • he was 6-13(should have been(6-12) in the first half or right at 50% he was 2-5 in the 3rd which is 40% again not bad but not great either.

    it was the 0-6 in the 4th that killed his %.

    hes defense was solid all game.

    they were outscored by 6 when hes on the court because all of kobes pt came vs ricky rubio who killed us.

  • when you break the game down you can see it was no were near as bad for kobe as it looks.

    the only time i was mad at kobe was that stupiud three he took after getting the steal late in the 4th

  • Kind of crazy that Clarkson and Randle are posting positive plus/minus stats in pre-season and last night. That is the one stat that usually haunts young guys that struggle to figure out how to win games. Remember Durant having like a negative 20 his first two seasons. Even Kobe is posting negative while Clarkson and Randle are positive. Very good sign for the young guys… Now Russell on the other hand, we don’t want to talk about that haha.

  • You need to freaking make it into the NBA before talking about whether or not players in the NBA can talk garbage to other players in the NBA.

  • when you break the game down you can see it was no were near as bad for kobe as it looks.

    the only time i was mad at kobe was that stupiud three he took after getting the steal late in the 4th

  • Kind of crazy that Clarkson and Randle are posting positive plus/minus stats in pre-season and last night. That is the one stat that usually haunts young guys that struggle to figure out how to win games. Remember Durant having like a negative 20 his first two seasons. Even Kobe is posting negative while Clarkson and Randle are positive. Very good sign for the young guys… Now Russell on the other hand, we don’t want to talk about that haha.

  • You need to freaking make it into the NBA before talking about whether or not players in the NBA can talk garbage to other players in the NBA.

  • Randle and Clarkson had positive +/- so I don’t think we need to make excuses for Kobe.

  • Randle and Clarkson had positive +/- so I don’t think we need to make excuses for Kobe.

  • It can, but last night it was not. Kobe and Russell were horrible. Randle and Clarkson were good.

  • It can, but last night it was not. Kobe and Russell were horrible. Randle and Clarkson were good.

  • So it was all Russell’s fault that Kobe had a negative. Maybe it was the fact he shot 33%? I mean that is way less than the Wolves shot after all.. but who cares about common sense.

  • Also as Kobe said.. this was his first game for a while (got injured in Vegas). And even his first regular season game for a while. Still not a bad start from an old guy like him.

  • So it was all Russell’s fault that Kobe had a negative. Maybe it was the fact he shot 33%? I mean that is way less than the Wolves shot after all.. but who cares about common sense.

  • Also as Kobe said.. this was his first game for a while (got injured in Vegas). And even his first regular season game for a while. Still not a bad start from an old guy like him.

  • Randle’s wink was so exaggerated made me laugh.
    You could literally see the corner of his eye touch the zygomatic bone.

  • Yep, if he had sat Kobe and let Clarkson and Randle make things happen in the 4th great chance we win.

  • it was bad though because he only shot 33%. if he went 11-24 I wouldn’t be complaining

  • Yep, if he had sat Kobe and let Clarkson and Randle make things happen in the 4th great chance we win.

  • it was bad though because he only shot 33%. if he went 11-24 I wouldn’t be complaining

  • wow…………………… the team is down by 5 kobe comes in and we lose by 1 lol

  • Next you are going to tell me that 33% is better than 45% lol. Because of basketball. Right lol.

  • no im just not overrating fg% the way you are. again your proving you dont know basketball

  • wow…………………… the team is down by 5 kobe comes in and we lose by 1 lol

  • Next you are going to tell me that 33% is better than 45% lol. Because of basketball. Right lol.

  • no im just not overrating fg% the way you are. again your proving you dont know basketball

  • Protective cup?? okay, as soon as you wipeoff Randle’s white crud on the side of your mouth

  • Protective cup?? okay, as soon as you wipeoff Randle’s white crud on the side of your mouth

  • Other superstars had bad shooting games last night but they contributed in other areas, instead of continuing to shoot

  • That wasn’t cause of Kobe, that was despite Kobe. He was horrible in the 4th. Had we let Clarkson and Randle roll we probably win.

  • Other superstars had bad shooting games last night but they contributed in other areas, instead of continuing to shoot

  • That wasn’t cause of Kobe, that was despite Kobe. He was horrible in the 4th. Had we let Clarkson and Randle roll we probably win.

  • when the one that shot the ball 100 times hits 33 and the one that shot 50times hits 22

  • when the one that shot the ball 100 times hits 33 and the one that shot 50times hits 22

  • it did hurt though. you need more points to win. you either make or miss shots. and Kobe missed too many shots

  • it did hurt though. you need more points to win. you either make or miss shots. and Kobe missed too many shots

  • So you are saying if we can figure out a way to let Kobe shoot the ball twice as much as the opposing team we will win. Cool. So now that we know we can never win doing that, let’s be realistic and agree we can’t win with him shooting 24 times in 29 minutes while only making 33% of them. It isn’t fair the team to lose so he can chuck.

  • it did not hurt the team because the 9 point lead we had after the first half was kept threw out kobes time in the third quarter. the bass kelly lineup lost us the game.

  • So you are saying if we can figure out a way to let Kobe shoot the ball twice as much as the opposing team we will win. Cool. So now that we know we can never win doing that, let’s be realistic and agree we can’t win with him shooting 24 times in 29 minutes while only making 33% of them. It isn’t fair the team to lose so he can chuck.

  • it did not hurt the team because the 9 point lead we had after the first half was kept threw out kobes time in the third quarter. the bass kelly lineup lost us the game.

  • or we can admit the thing that lost our lead aka the bass kelly linup not kobe. was the issue

  • also noticed a few times where he had an easy right-handed layup but forced the issue to his left where he’s more comfortable. not sure if it’s a big deal because he was still scoring over 7′ towns but still.

  • or we can admit the thing that lost our lead aka the bass kelly linup not kobe. was the issue

  • also noticed a few times where he had an easy right-handed layup but forced the issue to his left where he’s more comfortable. not sure if it’s a big deal because he was still scoring over 7′ towns but still.

  • Again, seen it three times. Clarkson and Randle where forcing the defense to react. They were making things happen and because of it they posted positive numbers. Kobe was chucking without any regards to how it affected the team.

  • Again, seen it three times. Clarkson and Randle where forcing the defense to react. They were making things happen and because of it they posted positive numbers. Kobe was chucking without any regards to how it affected the team.

  • Let me know when you’re done with that towel you use to clean the lube off KG after he pulls his thing out your butt.

  • Russell was awful no doubt. Terrible in fact. But that doesn’t excuse Kobe.

  • Let me know when you’re done with that towel you use to clean the lube off KG after he pulls his thing out your butt.

  • Russell was awful no doubt. Terrible in fact. But that doesn’t excuse Kobe.

  • Clarkson guarded Wiggins a lot of the game. Kobe was kind of roaming like he usually does. Doing as little work on defense as possible.

  • again we had a 9 point lead with kobe we lost the lead because of the kelly bass line up

  • Clarkson guarded Wiggins a lot of the game. Kobe was kind of roaming like he usually does. Doing as little work on defense as possible.

  • again we had a 9 point lead with kobe we lost the lead because of the kelly bass line up

  • you have a really gay imagination, bojangles. good for you! i’m sure you keep your man happy.

  • you have a really gay imagination, bojangles. good for you! i’m sure you keep your man happy.

  • its not kobes job to assist this year like in previous years hes a catch and shooter and he occasionaly works in the post

  • its not kobes job to assist this year like in previous years hes a catch and shooter and he occasionaly works in the post

  • Are we suppose to be proud of this so-called “achievement”? That’s pretty sad to be honest. How about focusing on winning the games rather than encouraging our young players to look for fight.

  • Are we suppose to be proud of this so-called “achievement”? That’s pretty sad to be honest. How about focusing on winning the games rather than encouraging our young players to look for a fight.

  • He didn’t look for the fight, he just stood up to it. Good to see. We want Randle to be aggressive and not back down to anybody.

  • if you have to blame the refs than you didn’t your job as a player/team. The fact is between the two teams there were 72 free throws (that’s a lot). Furthermore Kobe is not gonna go to the FT line attempting 13 3 pointers. He is to old to get the first step and draw a foul.

  • He didn’t look for the fight, he just stood up to it. Good to see. We want Randle to be aggressive and not back down to anybody.

  • if you have to blame the refs than you didn’t your job as a player/team. The fact is between the two teams there were 72 free throws (that’s a lot). Furthermore Kobe is not gonna go to the FT line attempting 13 3 pointers. He is to old to get the first step and draw a foul.

  • You’re the one who quickly turned the conversation to gay probably because of how quickIy you turned yourself to gay

  • kobe was hit on atleast 5 of his shots which effected the shot. the refs normally call that for him but because its wiggens they did not

  • You’re the one who quickly turned the conversation to gay probably because of how quickIy you turned yourself to gay

  • kobe was hit on atleast 5 of his shots which effected the shot. the refs normally call that for him but because its wiggens they did not

  • Yeah, he has to work on that too. It will come though. Took Lebron 5 seasons before he started to use his left. Not a lot of young guys are comfortable with going either way. I think it stands out more with lefties just because we aren’t used to seeing it as much.

  • Yeah, he has to work on that too. It will come though. Took Lebron 5 seasons before he started to use his left. Not a lot of young guys are comfortable with going either way. I think it stands out more with lefties just because we aren’t used to seeing it as much.

  • So many Kobe apologists here. Be a fan, not an apologist. Kobe has to be more of a team player. Plain and simple. We need to develop our young guys.

  • So many Kobe apologists here. Be a fan, not an apologist. Kobe has to be more of a team player. Plain and simple. We need to develop our young guys.

  • Lets get off the gay stuff, GAY is OKAY these days. Plus, I don’t need to know about your gay fantasies and thoughts.

  • you need to learn basketball and realise that fg% and +/- are very very misleading stats.

  • What’s stopping Randle from being a 20-10 guy this season? The first quarter his shot wasn’t falling but he got it going in when he got comfortable.

  • Kobe has 20 years with the Lakers and it’s probably his last year. Kobe gets a pass.

  • Lets get off the gay stuff, GAY is OKAY these days. Plus, I don’t need to know about your gay fantasies and thoughts.

  • you need to learn basketball and realise that fg% and +/- are very very misleading stats.

  • What’s stopping Randle from being a 20-10 guy this season? The first quarter his shot wasn’t falling but he got it going in when he got comfortable.

  • Kobe has 20 years with the Lakers and it’s probably his last year. Kobe gets a pass.

  • no you dont understand that fg% is miss leading

    if a player takes 20 3’s and hits 35% of them and another played takes 20 twos and hits 50% of them who helped their team more??????

  • Depends. Go with the hot hands in the stretch. Russell had plenty of PT, just not enough touches because a certain someone was always chucking.

  • no you dont understand that fg% is miss leading

    if a player takes 20 3’s and hits 35% of them and another played takes 20 twos and hits 50% of them who helped their team more??????

  • Depends. Go with the hot hands in the stretch. Russell had plenty of PT, just not enough touches because a certain someone was always chucking.

  • because of wiggins? Every player gets hit throughout the game and doesn’t get some calls. But lets just say you’re right for kicks. What did Kobe do about it? Shoot more threes while he was obviously off in the second half. Not get others involved. That how teams should play Kobe TOUGH. Because when he gets frustrated he self destructs the offense trying to make up for a call that he wanted

  • because of wiggins? Every player gets hit throughout the game and doesn’t get some calls. But lets just say you’re right for kicks. What did Kobe do about it? Shoot more threes while he was obviously off in the second half. Not get others involved. That how teams should play Kobe TOUGH. Because when he gets frustrated he self destructs the offense trying to make up for a call that he wanted

  • I don’t think you want to go there. That wasn’t Kobe’s 3 percentage. His 3 percentage would make children cry so we won’t mention it.

  • I don’t think you want to go there. That wasn’t Kobe’s 3 percentage. His 3 percentage would make children cry so we won’t mention it.

  • have you ever played ball for a team?

    because if you have you wonld know kobe changing his playing stayle half way threw a game would hurt the team worse then missing shots

  • Randle will have to wait his turn. Kobe has been carrying the Lakers on his back for the last 2 decades.

  • have you ever played ball for a team?

    because if you have you wonld know kobe changing his playing stayle half way threw a game would hurt the team worse then missing shots

  • Randle will have to wait his turn. Kobe has been carrying the Lakers on his back for the last 2 decades.

  • Kobe can still be the guy, but it doesn’t mean he should be taking the most shots

  • Kobe can still be the guy, but it doesn’t mean he should be taking the most shots

  • The turn has been forced. Injuries etc. Kobe can no longer create like he used to. We need Randle and Clarkson to take that role. And I think they are ready to learn if he will let them.

  • The turn has been forced. Injuries etc. Kobe can no longer create like he used to. We need Randle and Clarkson to take that role. And I think they are ready to learn if he will let them.

  • Nope. Sorry. You’re Wrong. Cant argue with someone who is a kobe fan before a laker fan. Not worth my time

  • again did you watch the game??????? out side of the 4th were no laker could hit kobe was amking his own shots fine

  • Nope. Sorry. You’re Wrong. Cant argue with someone who is a kobe fan before a laker fan. Not worth my time

  • again did you watch the game??????? out side of the 4th were no laker could hit kobe was amking his own shots fine

  • im a lakers fan and a kobe fan.

    kobe was no taking bad shots if he was i would agree with you the shots he took came out of the offense

  • im a lakers fan and a kobe fan.

    kobe was no taking bad shots if he was i would agree with you the shots he took came out of the offense

  • as long as Kobe is on the floor, it’s his show.

    Most Lakers fans are not like us, they’re casual fans — and casual lakers fans want to see kobe.

  • as long as Kobe is on the floor, it’s his show.

    Most Lakers fans are not like us, they’re casual fans — and casual lakers fans want to see kobe.

  • I want to see Kobe too! But I want to see him mentor the young guys and help build a foundation for the future. It is the best thing he can do for the team at this stage.

  • I want to see Kobe too! But I want to see him mentor the young guys and help build a foundation for the future. It is the best thing he can do for the team at this stage.

  • fair enough, but i do think that Kobe is mentoring these young guys in his own way.

  • fair enough, but i do think that Kobe is mentoring these young guys in his own way.

  • people always bring up Kobe’s approach to the game, his routine, his mentality when on the court — he is mentoring the rooks by example.

  • people always bring up Kobe’s approach to the game, his routine, his mentality when on the court — he is mentoring the rooks by example.

  • To me it looked like he was desperate to prove the ESPN ranking wrong all while proving them right. It was hard to watch. 24 shots in 29 minutes isn’t a winning formula. Kobe never shot at that high of a rate on the championship teams when he was in his prime. Definitely no reason for that now.

  • To me it looked like he was desperate to prove the ESPN ranking wrong all while proving them right. It was hard to watch. 24 shots in 29 minutes isn’t a winning formula. Kobe never shot at that high of a rate on the championship teams when he was in his prime. Definitely no reason for that now.

  • you are right. but we also have to understand that kobe is just a man.

    He is a champion and he wants to win. In my view this is also a great learning experience for the young rooks too.

  • you are right. but we also have to understand that kobe is just a man.

    He is a champion and he wants to win. In my view this is also a great learning experience for the young rooks too.

  • I don’t understand how there can be “kobtards” on a freaking LAKERS FANS site.

    Kobe led the Lakers to 5 Rings and has 20 years of service with the Lakers.

    KOBETARDS? REALLY?

  • I don’t understand how there can be “kobtards” on a freaking LAKERS FANS site.

    Kobe led the Lakers to 5 Rings and has 20 years of service with the Lakers.

    KOBETARDS? REALLY?

  • Funny that The Machine and Melo are on the same team, remember Melo trying to choke him to death when he was a Laker lol

  • Funny that The Machine and Melo are on the same team, remember Melo trying to choke him to death when he was a Laker lol

  • Basketball is a trash talking sport, obviously you dont play ball, or donr know enough about the game when you say that

  • Basketball is a trash talking sport, obviously you dont play ball, or donr know enough about the game when you say that

  • Yeah right. I’ve been watching and loving him for twenty years now, but I’m not gonna be in denial about the fact that he has a tendency to stack up ill-advised Iso-shots in the 4th quarter of close games, leading to turnovers and shifting the momentum of the game. If he makes ’em he’s the hero and everybody goes crazy, if he doesn’t, we lose the game. Same happened yesterday and he wasn’t even looking for teammates, which not only cost the game but sets a bad example for the young guys on the team. I thought he’d be wiser by now, because he sets the tone. If he draws the double team and looks for the open man, it’s a completely different ballgame and we take the W. You can be in denial about that all day, but 0-6 is what it is and nobody forced hin to take those shots. He’s my greatest hero ever, but I will criticize him for bad decisions because I’m not just a stupid fanboy.

  • Yeah right. I’ve been watching and loving him for twenty years now, but I’m not gonna be in denial about the fact that he has a tendency to stack up ill-advised Iso-shots in the 4th quarter of close games, leading to turnovers and shifting the momentum of the game. If he makes ’em he’s the hero and everybody goes crazy, if he doesn’t, we lose the game. Same happened yesterday and he wasn’t even looking for teammates, which not only cost the game but sets a bad example for the young guys on the team. I thought he’d be wiser by now, because he sets the tone. If he draws the double team and looks for the open man, it’s a completely different ballgame and we take the W. You can be in denial about that all day, but 0-6 is what it is and nobody forced hin to take those shots. He’s my greatest hero ever, but I will criticize him for bad decisions because I’m not just a stupid fanboy.

  • My bad i didnt mean to send that message to u. I meant to send it to fake guest

  • My bad i didnt mean to send that message to u. I meant to send it to fake guest

  • We need to win games more than develop young guys.

    What happened to the Lakers Standard?

  • We need to win games more than develop young guys.

    What happened to the Lakers Standard?

  • Randle’s elbow and post play will cap him at 16 points.

    Until he learns an outside shot, he’s nothing more.

  • Winning games requires us to develop the players. It is all part of the process. The goal is a championship later not winning meaningless games now

  • Randle’s elbow and post play will cap him at 16 points.

    Until he learns an outside shot, he’s nothing more.

  • Winning games requires us to develop the players. It is all part of the process. The goal is a championship later not winning meaningless games now

  • Clarkson kept passing to Kobe.
    Then Kobe did what he always does.

    For 3 quarters it worked. But in the 4th, Kobe’s age showed and his magic turned off.

  • Clarkson kept passing to Kobe.
    Then Kobe did what he always does.

    For 3 quarters it worked. But in the 4th, Kobe’s age showed and his magic turned off.

  • Basketball is a trash talking sport, obviously u never played or dnt know the game well enough

  • Basketball is a trash talking sport, obviously u never played or dnt know the game well enough

  • Just be thankful that randle and clarkson is solid. If russel performed like a top two in future games then we will had a very young trio. that will surely make lakers relevant in the next 5-10 years.

  • Just be thankful that randle and clarkson is solid. If russel performed like a top two in future games then we will had a very young trio. that will surely make lakers relevant in the next 5-10 years.

  • Outside of Russell as a starter, I don’t see anything else wrong.

    If Russell had more than 4 points, or closer to the 12 he should have as a starting guard, the team would have a win today.

  • Outside of Russell as a starter, I don’t see anything else wrong.

    If Russell had more than 4 points, or closer to the 12 he should have as a starting guard, the team would have a win today.

  • No, kobe got fouled like 7 times and no call. If the second unit would have kept the lead then kobe wouldnt have to come back and his stays look better. Smfh. Byron is running the wrong offense for this team

  • No, kobe got fouled like 7 times and no call. If the second unit would have kept the lead then kobe wouldnt have to come back and his stays look better. Smfh. Byron is running the wrong offense for this team

  • I don´t use to reply things like that, but, I suppose that you didn´t watched the game. Kobe played a horrible 4th quarter, granted, but JR and JC made some mistakes that lead to some late points from minny, They missed some open shots too, Kobe, Lou, Kelly and Clarkson, so basically everyone one lost the game. Aside, it was a pretty entertained game. Don´t look at the Scoreboard or Highlights, they don´t tell you all the truth.

  • I don´t use to reply things like that, but, I suppose that you didn´t watched the game. Kobe played a horrible 4th quarter, granted, but JR and JC made some mistakes that lead to some late points from minny, They missed some open shots too, Kobe, Lou, Kelly and Clarkson, so basically everyone one lost the game. Aside, it was a pretty entertained game. Don´t look at the Scoreboard or Highlights, they don´t tell you all the truth.

  • He was creating last night, even if he was missing or making, he still has that ability to create bro

  • He was creating last night, even if he was missing or making, he still has that ability to create bro

  • LOL! Yoda of Basketball, I will heed to your greatness and wisdom in subject matter of Basketball. Trash talk on brother basketball players, trash talk ON!!!!

  • LOL! Yoda of Basketball, I will heed to your greatness and wisdom in subject matter of Basketball. Trash talk on brother basketball players, trash talk ON!!!!

  • Very possible. ..he has to demand it..coach is a guard so he thinks like that..he will blossom nicely

  • Very possible. ..he has to demand it..coach is a guard so he thinks like that..he will blossom nicely

  • You can delete the numbers but in truth 24 shots only made 8
    made =33 % then 3/13 threes = 24 % shooting .to much for to little, needs to be stopped >

  • You can delete the numbers but in truth 24 shots only made 8
    made =33 % then 3/13 threes = 24 % shooting .to much for to little, needs to be stopped >

  • How did he get 24 shots that most did not go in -missed 16 shots – those could have been pasted and made into POINTS.-GOT THE PICTURE.

  • How did he get 24 shots that most did not go in -missed 16 shots – those could have been pasted and made into POINTS.-GOT THE PICTURE.

  • That clown , is the brother to LAKERS LIFERS they no they are wrong but keeps on with this KOBE LOVE.

  • That clown , is the brother to LAKERS LIFERS they no they are wrong but keeps on with this KOBE LOVE.

  • Randle VS Griffin is going to be a fun match up. Although Jordan is going to make it very tough inside.

  • Randle VS Griffin is going to be a fun match up. Although Jordan is going to make it very tough inside.

  • The Messenger……Hear Yea…Hear Yea…..To you who are complaining about Kobe “Bean’ Bryant shots…..I’ve seen your Kind before….Take Kobe off this team and you will get the same results you had last year…. I remember some of these same people talking about how good the Lakers would play if Kobe was off the court…and we saw how that Turned out….The Last 2 season we saw the Same thing…..The Only reason some people even give the Lakers a chance to make the Playoffs is Because of Kobe….So all this Lip Service I done seen before from those Same people….1 game into the season….The same Arm Chair commenters….Walk It Off.

  • The Messenger……Hear Yea…Hear Yea…..To you who are complaining about Kobe “Bean’ Bryant shots…..I’ve seen your Kind before….Take Kobe off this team and you will get the same results you had last year…. I remember some of these same people talking about how good the Lakers would play if Kobe was off the court…and we saw how that Turned out….The Last 2 season we saw the Same thing…..The Only reason some people even give the Lakers a chance to make the Playoffs is Because of Kobe….So all this Lip Service I done seen before from those Same people….1 game into the season….The same Arm Chair commenters….Walk It Off.

  • Proof of Scott’s mentorship and player development:

    “I do like the fact that Julius doesn’t back down…All these guys get a reputation the first couple of years. Hopefully his will be one of those fearless, tough, competitive, physical type guys that still has a lot of finesse to his game as well.”

    He’s setting the idea and expectation of “fearless, tough, and competitive” but a “finesse guy.”

  • Proof of Scott’s mentorship and player development:

    “I do like the fact that Julius doesn’t back down…All these guys get a reputation the first couple of years. Hopefully his will be one of those fearless, tough, competitive, physical type guys that still has a lot of finesse to his game as well.”

    He’s setting the idea and expectation of “fearless, tough, and competitive” but a “finesse guy.”

  • Dont knw when can he get over w/ his ego! At his age and pace its showing clearly in the 4th. Hope hed rewatch d tape & should make necessary adjustments. Even me as a fan id say, he should stop playing cocky. He should play & live as Vino for his no longer the Black Mamba dt he once was..

  • Dont knw when can he get over w/ his ego! At his age and pace its showing clearly in the 4th. Hope hed rewatch d tape & should make necessary adjustments. Even me as a fan id say, he should stop playing cocky. He should play & live as Vino for his no longer the Black Mamba dt he once was..

  • that’s the want I want from the whole season. Young guys getting better/experience/confidence.

  • that’s the want I want from the whole season. Young guys getting better/experience/confidence.

  • Yes, it is, mainly that you say about Scott. He is not a good head coach, at least not for the Lakers

  • Yes, it is, mainly that you say about Scott. He is not a good head coach, at least not for the Lakers

  • Watching compacto, really like the Clarkson, Lou, Young, Randle, Hibbert lineup. That unit plays well together. Lots of spacing and ball movement. Looks like an actual team!

  • Watching compacto, really like the Clarkson, Lou, Young, Randle, Hibbert lineup. That unit plays well together. Lots of spacing and ball movement. Looks like an actual team!

  • He’s not mentoring anyone. He knows this team is going nowhere, so his goal is to get on ESPN’s highlights as much as possible.

  • He’s not mentoring anyone. He knows this team is going nowhere, so his goal is to get on ESPN’s highlights as much as possible.

  • Julius is a beast in every sense of the word. Toughness, aggressiveness…you name it. Love it.

  • Julius is a beast in every sense of the word. Toughness, aggressiveness…you name it. Love it.

  • Lol I donno I saw enough one on one match ups to consider it his man for at least half the time he was on the court. Either way Kobe was not the reason we lost. He wasn’t efficient yes but we lost the game due to turnovers and not playing until the game was over.

  • Lol I donno I saw enough one on one match ups to consider it his man for at least half the time he was on the court. Either way Kobe was not the reason we lost. He wasn’t efficient yes but we lost the game due to turnovers and not playing until the game was over.

  • Compared to guys like okafor, stanley, Winslow… Russell looks a bit soft… And please don’t give me that “it’s only the first game bullshit” they’re all rookies and its early for all of them but beyond the fact that Russell is still very raw I would like to see him have some decent games like all these other rookies. Just my 2¢

  • Compared to guys like okafor, stanley, Winslow… Russell looks a bit soft… And please don’t give me that “it’s only the first game bullshit” they’re all rookies and its early for all of them but beyond the fact that Russell is still very raw I would like to see him have some decent games like all these other rookies. Just my 2¢

  • he’s more of a finesse type of player… the kid has talent but he’s too to fancy/flashy…

  • he’s more of a finesse type of player… the kid has talent but he’s too to fancy/flashy…

  • The basics. He doesn’t do the basics. He only does conditioning. Everything else is a damn circus act.

  • The basics. He doesn’t do the basics. He only does conditioning. Everything else is a damn circus act.

  • Sometimes people never learn. When Drummond was tasked of guarding Julius Randle , he got a hefty lesson. ” He can’t guard me. Everybody saw that on TV. Just to put FYI every body on the league. Some one was not listening or forgot to watch that game. And he tried to trash talk at him on last night’s game. He’s lucky Randle did not put him in his pocket!! Next time Mr. Garnett don’t just piss anywhere. Or you’ll wake up a sleeping giant.

  • Sometimes people never learn. When Drummond was tasked of guarding Julius Randle , he got a hefty lesson. ” He can’t guard me. Everybody saw that on TV. Just to put FYI every body on the league. Some one was not listening or forgot to watch that game. And he tried to trash talk at him on last night’s game. He’s lucky Randle did not put him in his pocket!! Next time Mr. Garnett don’t just piss anywhere. Or you’ll wake up a sleeping giant.

  • What are these basics? You could always apply if you think you’ve got the coaching thing down. I mean Scott has been coaching for a while but maybe you can bring something to the table that he doesn’t.

  • What are these basics? You could always apply if you think you’ve got the coaching thing down. I mean Scott has been coaching for a while but maybe you can bring something to the table that he doesn’t.

  • Well he definitely won’t stand up to Kobe. Laker fans would riot. These kids would rather see Kobe shoot 30 shotsa game and only make 10 then see Kobe step back.

  • Well he definitely won’t stand up to Kobe. Laker fans would riot. These kids would rather see Kobe shoot 30 shotsa game and only make 10 then see Kobe step back.

  • You should apply for the position. I would love to see your rotation and gameplan.

  • You should apply for the position. I would love to see your rotation and gameplan.

  • Just leave D Angelo Russell alone please. It’s hard to dance on the wrong music .Everyone saw Mr Russell’s talent. Fo me there is no better judge on his talent specially if it’s coming from the greatest that ever touched the ball, the Black Mamba. Being the Jedi Master himself noboby else can see it. Many of us will be amateurs when judging a good baller from the bad one. The Mamba knows it so I trust him.

  • Just leave D Angelo Russell alone please. It’s hard to dance on the wrong music .Everyone saw Mr Russell’s talent. Fo me there is no better judge on his talent specially if it’s coming from the greatest that ever touched the ball, the Black Mamba. Being the Jedi Master himself noboby else can see it. Many of us will be amateurs when judging a good baller from the bad one. The Mamba knows it so I trust him.

  • Creating is getting your shot off the dribble, alot of b ballers cant do that, and kobe can after 20 seasons. Do i understand now. I hope u do. Smfh

  • Creating is getting your shot off the dribble, alot of b ballers cant do that, and kobe can after 20 seasons. Do i understand now. I hope u do. Smfh

  • You sound funny. Young is more of a black hole than Kobe Bryant ever was, yet you specifically chose Young in your 5-man example. Just funny.

  • You sound funny. Young is more of a black hole than Kobe Bryant ever was, yet you specifically chose Young in your 5-man example. Just funny.

  • I agree. Hopefully he plays with the motivation of someone wanting to be and not the complacency of someone that already is. Right now the Lakers have 2 players (Clarkson and Randle) that are showing the ability to be solid this year and great after this year. Both will receive all-star consideration this season if the team makes the playoffs even at the 8th seed. However, the more reasonable thought is that they will both be on the list for consideration next year and the years to come if they keep working on their games.

    I’m not sure about Russell yet. I hope so, but I’m not sure…

  • I agree. Hopefully he plays with the motivation of someone wanting to be and not the complacency of someone that already is. Right now the Lakers have 2 players (Clarkson and Randle) that are showing the ability to be solid this year and great after this year. Both will receive all-star consideration this season if the team makes the playoffs even at the 8th seed. However, the more reasonable thought is that they will both be on the list for consideration next year and the years to come if they keep working on their games.

    I’m not sure about Russell yet. I hope so, but I’m not sure…

  • Not so funny, because he’s right, that team played like a team, with lots of ball movement. I remember one play where Clarkson passed the ball to Young who had an open 3, but saw Lou’s man switching, so he swung the ball to Lou, who took the three. It was beautiful ball movement. Reminded me of the Spurs. That group played very well together. In fact, I think they started the run that got the Lakers ahead by 9 at halftime.

  • Not so funny, because he’s right, that team played like a team, with lots of ball movement. I remember one play where Clarkson passed the ball to Young who had an open 3, but saw Lou’s man switching, so he swung the ball to Lou, who took the three. It was beautiful ball movement. Reminded me of the Spurs. That group played very well together. In fact, I think they started the run that got the Lakers ahead by 9 at halftime.

  • Any NBA player can create a shot. Creating a good shot and shots for others is what superstars do. Kobe couldn’t do that on Wednesday. He can still get off bad shots yes, he always could. But he used to be able to get to into the lane and create for others as well as himself.

  • Any NBA player can create a shot. Creating a good shot and shots for others is what superstars do. Kobe couldn’t do that on Wednesday. He can still get off bad shots yes, he always could. But he used to be able to get to into the lane and create for others as well as himself.

  • i think randle will be a perennial all-star. the kid is talented, confident, driven and knows that it’s titles or nothing in lakerland. as long as he stays healthy and keeps working hard, there’s no limit to how great he can be.

  • i think randle will be a perennial all-star. the kid is talented, confident, driven and knows that it’s titles or nothing in lakerland. as long as he stays healthy and keeps working hard, there’s no limit to how great he can be.

  • Type in on youtube Lakers Julius Randle the b word Kevin Garnett
    lol K.G. got checked by a rookie.

  • Type in on youtube Lakers Julius Randle the b word Kevin Garnett
    lol K.G. got checked by a rookie.

  • LAKERNATION TYPE IN LAKERS JULIUS RANDLE B WORD KEVIN GARNETT
    LOL WE CANT CURSE ON HERE BUT YOU KNOW WHAT B WORD MEANS.

  • LAKERNATION TYPE IN LAKERS JULIUS RANDLE B WORD KEVIN GARNETT
    LOL WE CANT CURSE ON HERE BUT YOU KNOW WHAT B WORD MEANS.

  • Emphasis on Lakeland.. You can really tell our players actually want to be here for the rest of Ther careers. They seem content

  • Emphasis on Lakeland.. You can really tell our players actually want to be here for the rest of Ther careers. They seem content

  • type in on youtube Lakers Julius Randle Bword Kevin Garnett lol yu kno they dont let us curse but you know what b word means i was rotfl.

  • type in on youtube Lakers Julius Randle Bword Kevin Garnett lol yu kno they dont let us curse but you know what b word means i was rotfl.

  • Missed foul calls are not an excuse. Refs miss plenty of calls on both teams during games.

  • Missed foul calls are not an excuse. Refs miss plenty of calls on both teams during games.

  • He has done nothing in the last 3 years how can we figure he is going to change he is starting this year like all others, not kn owing who is playing, when or when, he just does not have it.

  • He has done nothing in the last 3 years how can we figure he is going to change he is starting this year like all others, not kn owing who is playing, when or when, he just does not have it.

  • Like Draymond Said, Julius Dont back down.tough Cookie.. Wait Til He learn how to slow the game down.. and know what he’s actually doing.. man .. i know he can be better then Blake Griff.. and Blake is nice

  • Like Draymond Said, Julius Dont back down.tough Cookie.. Wait Til He learn how to slow the game down.. and know what he’s actually doing.. man .. i know he can be better then Blake Griff.. and Blake is nice

  • thats exactly how it should be.. playoffs with three starting rooks.. IN THE WEST? highly unlikely. like you said, getting better, gaining exp, and building chemistry.. its going to take time..

  • thats exactly how it should be.. playoffs with three starting rooks.. IN THE WEST? highly unlikely. like you said, getting better, gaining exp, and building chemistry.. its going to take time..

  • Agreed. Already progressing quicker than Blake in my opinion. Not quite the athlete as far as jumping but just as quick on his feet and better in the post.

  • Agreed. Already progressing quicker than Blake in my opinion. Not quite the athlete as far as jumping but just as quick on his feet and better in the post, better ball handler and already has a better shot.

  • Barkley played the game with an aggression like no other, you really think Blake is better than Barkley? Keep in mind Barkley was a dream teamer.

  • Barkley played the game with an aggression like no other, you really think Blake is better than Barkley? Keep in mind Barkley was a dream teamer.

  • Blake is also on Team USA. When not injured. Barkley was a horrible defender that never won a ring. Great rebounder, very good mid range shooter. But I can’t imagine Barkley trying to guard today’s super forwards like Blake, Lebron, Randle, etc. Game has changed a lot. Not taking anything away from Barkley but I don’t think he would be very effective today.

  • Blake is also on Team USA. When not injured. Barkley was a horrible defender that never won a ring. Great rebounder, very good mid range shooter. But I can’t imagine Barkley trying to guard today’s super forwards like Blake, Lebron, Randle, etc. Game has changed a lot. Not taking anything away from Barkley but I don’t think he would be very effective today.

  • Opened the floor up for some great interior passing between Roy and Randle too! Really liked what that unit did. They need to show tape of that 3 minute stretch over and over in practice.

  • Opened the floor up for some great interior passing between Roy and Randle too! Really liked what that unit did. They need to show tape of that 3 minute stretch over and over in practice.

  • Team Usa is one thing and the dream team is another, the dream team was the best basketball team of all time. Today’s team Usa doesn’t even have a center who could compete against hakeem. Barkley played modern basketball in his time and Imo he could totally play in today’s NBA, Barkley made other defenders look terrible and I think Randle will do the same. I’ve never heard anyone say Barkley was overrated lol dude was a monster and in his era there were always better teams than his like jordans bulls. Besides he wasn’t the only dream teamer to retire without a ring and they are all hall of famers

  • Team Usa is one thing and the dream team is another, the dream team was the best basketball team of all time. Today’s team Usa doesn’t even have a center who could compete against hakeem. Barkley played modern basketball in his time and Imo he could totally play in today’s NBA, Barkley made other defenders look terrible and I think Randle will do the same. I’ve never heard anyone say Barkley was overrated lol dude was a monster and in his era there were always better teams than his like jordans bulls. Besides he wasn’t the only dream teamer to retire without a ring and they are all hall of famers

  • Every second, for the last 10 years, I have not missed one game, how about you, you act like you are the one who did not watch the game, every thing you are saying are AZZ BACKWARDS.

  • Every second, for the last 10 years, I have not missed one game, how about you, you act like you are the one who did not watch the game, every thing you are saying are AZZ BACKWARDS.

  • It was just called the Dream Team because it was the first team to have NBA players on it. Before that it was college players. Nothing more, nothing less. Jordan, Bird, Magic, The Dream are iconic players. They ushered in the era of modern basketball and introduced it to the world so they will always be remembered as larger than life figures. Would they beat today’s team? Who knows, we will never know.

  • It was just called the Dream Team because it was the first team to have NBA players on it. Before that it was college players. Nothing more, nothing less. Jordan, Bird, Magic, The Dream are iconic players. They ushered in the era of modern basketball and introduced it to the world so they will always be remembered as larger than life figures. Would they beat today’s team? Who knows, we will never know.

  • Numbers don’t lie, or they would not keep them, those numbers will stay with that game for ever, no excuses.

  • Numbers don’t lie, or they would not keep them, those numbers will stay with that game for ever, no excuses.

  • Lou and Nick shooting 22 time for 35 pts and had 6 ast, does that not embarrass you saying how good KOBE did, that’s two guys that can out shoot KOBE and more ast. who should be getting the minutes?

  • Lou and Nick shooting 22 time for 35 pts and had 6 ast, does that not embarrass you saying how good KOBE did, that’s two guys that can out shoot KOBE and more ast. who should be getting the minutes?

  • @disqus_cdLpQkICAX:disqus NO TWO of the 3 Threes he took he was fouled on. perhaps he was also fouled on that baseline drive where he tried to tap the backboard and get it in. but i’ll let that slide and say refs cant catch then all. but if you’re giving kevin martin Ft’s for people breathing on him while he shoots. then give the same foul to kobe or more so when guys are brushing up against him as he goes up and hitting his arm while he’s shooting on the follow thru. so 3 threes. you then would have to say he made more 3′ and then you would realize the 3’s he could’ve made or got foul calls for. would not have resulted in turnovers, that resulted into Fouls/Fts for the wolves. but no one sees that. all of a sudden hes shooting in the high 40% from both 3 and overall FG% and we’re never down.

  • @disqus_cdLpQkICAX:disqus NO TWO of the 3 Threes he took he was fouled on. perhaps he was also fouled on that baseline drive where he tried to tap the backboard and get it in. but i’ll let that slide and say refs cant catch then all. but if you’re giving kevin martin Ft’s for people breathing on him while he shoots. then give the same foul to kobe or more so when guys are brushing up against him as he goes up and hitting his arm while he’s shooting on the follow thru. so 3 threes. you then would have to say he made more 3′ and then you would realize the 3’s he could’ve made or got foul calls for. would not have resulted in turnovers, that resulted into Fouls/Fts for the wolves. but no one sees that. all of a sudden hes shooting in the high 40% from both 3 and overall FG% and we’re never down.

  • again, the 0-6 would not have ever had to happen because we would’ve never been down if it wasnt for those terrible no calls on kobe, randle, clarkson, and for those fake fouls or touch fouls on martin and muhammed. that gave the twolves the game. and made it so we better hit our 3’s. because the refs made darn sure there was no way we could stop the wolves without fouling. the refs were not having it. this is why kobe took those 3’s like that. he understood it was ONE OF THOSE GAMES. where you better get 3 for 2 since you cant stop the opponent(thanks refs). this is why you have to watch the game and understand context. you cant run to stats without that context. @incendy:disqus we’re not making excuses for anyone. we’re stating the facts. you give kobe the 3 Threes he was fouled on. and all of a sudden the lakers are never down. the lakers maintain momentum. the lakers offense is rolling smoothly. kobe would also have a higher fg% , higher 3pt%, he would’ve taken 2 or so less shots and 3’s because we would not have been in that desperation mode to begin with. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?

  • again, the 0-6 would not have ever had to happen because we would’ve never been down if it wasnt for those terrible no calls on kobe, randle, clarkson, and for those fake fouls or touch fouls on martin and muhammed. that gave the twolves the game. and made it so we better hit our 3’s. because the refs made darn sure there was no way we could stop the wolves without fouling. the refs were not having it. this is why kobe took those 3’s like that. he understood it was ONE OF THOSE GAMES. where you better get 3 for 2 since you cant stop the opponent(thanks refs). this is why you have to watch the game and understand context. you cant run to stats without that context. @incendy:disqus we’re not making excuses for anyone. we’re stating the facts. you give kobe the 3 Threes he was fouled on. and all of a sudden the lakers are never down. the lakers maintain momentum. the lakers offense is rolling smoothly. kobe would also have a higher fg% , higher 3pt%, he would’ve taken 2 or so less shots and 3’s because we would not have been in that desperation mode to begin with. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?

  • Not all can create off dribble. For example robert horry when he used to play couldnt create his own shot, he needed assitance for him to get his shot off. Je played good off bigs like hakeem shaq and duncan. He not a creater, understand. I know this because i coach b ball

  • Not all can create off dribble. For example robert horry when he used to play couldnt create his own shot, he needed assitance for him to get his shot off. Je played good off bigs like hakeem shaq and duncan. He not a creater, understand. I know this because i coach b ball

  • Simply hearing the word “pass” and Nick Young used in the same sentence has me overjoyed.

    But yes, that group plyed very well together in the first game and built the lead.

  • Simply hearing the word “pass” and Nick Young used in the same sentence has me overjoyed.

    But yes, that group plyed very well together in the first game and built the lead.

  • They played Russell at pg in SL. It wasn’t pretty. So they moved him to sg, and it’s not going well. They have been trying to find a place for him to be successful, it just hasn’t worked up to this point.

    And when has Kobe ever been a great judge of talent? I never heard that one before.

  • They played Russell at pg in SL. It wasn’t pretty. So they moved him to sg, and it’s not going well. They have been trying to find a place for him to be successful, it just hasn’t worked up to this point.

    And when has Kobe ever been a great judge of talent? I never heard that one before.

  • Who’s going to lose those shots? Kobe, Clarkson, or Randle? I am not sure I agree with him taking shots from those three, although I wouldn’t mind their shot numbers being more evenly distributed.

  • Who’s going to lose those shots? Kobe, Clarkson, or Randle? I am not sure I agree with him taking shots from those three, although I wouldn’t mind their shot numbers being more evenly distributed.

  • EVERY nba player can create off the dribble. Can they do it well? Definitely not, can they get good shots off the dribble, not many. Including Kobe it appears.

  • EVERY nba player can create off the dribble. Can they do it well? Definitely not, can they get good shots off the dribble, not many. Including Kobe it appears.

  • It is one of our better defensive units. Basically you are swapping Lou with Russell, an upgrade at defense and Kobe with Young who play very similar defense. It is better than the team we start with defensively for sure.

  • It is one of our better defensive units. Basically you are swapping Lou with Russell, an upgrade at defense and Kobe with Young who play very similar defense. It is better than the team we start with defensively for sure.

  • randle=james worthy in 4 yrs, jc=kobe in 3 to 4 yrs, russell=byron scott, hibbert=john salley ihope

  • randle=james worthy in 4 yrs, jc=kobe in 3 to 4 yrs, russell=byron scott, hibbert=john salley ihope

  • Proud of you son! 🙂 Also good that he already builds that aggressive reputation because we all know how simple minded the refs are in that regard: “Um..uhh…he’s an aggressive player. That’s his style. Yeah, I’ll cut him some slack with the fouls…”

  • Proud of you son! 🙂 Also good that he already builds that aggressive reputation because we all know how simple minded the refs are in that regard: “Um..uhh…he’s an aggressive player. That’s his style. Yeah, I’ll cut him some slack with the fouls…”

  • take 5-8 shots from Kobe… but honestly, I think tonight Kobe will shoot less. He knows his body can’t sustain 25 shots a game for 82 games. 14-18 shots a game sounds good.

  • take 5-8 shots from Kobe… but honestly, I think tonight Kobe will shoot less. He knows his body can’t sustain 25 shots a game for 82 games. 14-18 shots a game sounds good.

  • Russell shoud get it going after the all star break. Last night, the Lakers were playing a lot of 1 on 1 basketball.

  • Russell shoud get it going after the all star break. Last night, the Lakers were playing a lot of 1 on 1 basketball.

  • So every coach in the nba is great? A lot of them suck! Player coaches gave it easy. They don’t have to study for this. They can just say…hey, remember me…I was with Showtime. You’re hired. They have it easy. A regular Joe would have to start from the bottom…elementary PE to high school, then college. Even then, you might need education.

    Scotts ability isn’t measured by my ability to coach or whether I have a coaching background. It’s simple, he sucks. He does nothing right. Most people see it. Some Showtime fan boys choose to see it a little differently

  • So every coach in the nba is great? A lot of them suck! Player coaches gave it easy. They don’t have to study for this. They can just say…hey, remember me…I was with Showtime. You’re hired. They have it easy. A regular Joe would have to start from the bottom…elementary PE to high school, then college. Even then, you might need education.

    Scotts ability isn’t measured by my ability to coach or whether I have a coaching background. It’s simple, he sucks. He does nothing right. Most people see it. Some Showtime fan boys choose to see it a little differently

  • I think you should still apply. You clearly know more than Byron Scott. I’m sure management will be able to see that and give you the position. Then you can lead this team to victory and get Kobe that 6th ring lol

  • I think you should still apply. You clearly know more than Byron Scott. I’m sure management will be able to see that and give you the position. Then you can lead this team to victory and get Kobe that 6th ring lol

  • Stay enamored with Scott. We’re fans and we can say whatever we want. We don’t have to be better or have credentials to speak. Learn to speak up mindless drone

  • Stay enamored with Scott. We’re fans and we can say whatever we want. We don’t have to be better or have credentials to speak. Learn to speak up mindless drone

  • It’s shot selection and self-discipline. Kobe shot us out of that game and froze his teammates out while doing it..

  • It’s shot selection and self-discipline. Kobe shot us out of that game and froze his teammates out while doing it..

  • “We’re fans and we can say whatever we want. We don’t have to be better or have credentials to speak.”

    Those are the exact words that you typed. So your plan is to complain, even though you know you don’t have a better solution and you know you couldn’t do the job better? Lol That’s awesome.

  • “We’re fans and we can say whatever we want. We don’t have to be better or have credentials to speak.”

    Those are the exact words that you typed. So your plan is to complain, even though you know you don’t have a better solution and you know you couldn’t do the job better? Lol That’s awesome.

  • Yea, because complaining shows the FO we’re not content with his work. Mind you, this is a public comment section…I can complain or state wtvr I want without your permission.

    Secondly, stop assuming or thinking I have no clue or plans. I have my solutions, which I’ve shared on here before. I don’t have to explain them to a troll like yourself.

    Lastly, it’s not difficult to do a better job…Scott didn’t set the bar too high. Stop trying to put me on the coaching seat when I’m not the one getting paid millions. Don’t be a goof, it’s not realistic for me to walk in and demand the job.

    I see you enjoy lol to yourself like a lunatic. Keep bending over to authority. Might as well have your mouth stapled shut.

    And please stop trying to drive my car and crash it…get yourself a car and drive that home to make your point. You have shared 0 ideas and have yet to make your argument. You’re simply disagreeing with me and attempting to find holes in my argument…when there’s none; unless you choose to interpret things how you wish or lack basic comprehension skills.

    Not once, not once have you stated “Scott is a good coach because…..”
    You’ve basically kept replying to me “you’re wrong because you can’t do a better job”…when that’s not the point, and it’s not a logical realistic option.

    That’s like going to a restaurant…the chef messes up. You complain, he comes out and tells you to do it yourself or try to do a better job. That’s your broken logic.

    Your username speaks for itself. You don’t care. You don’t care if we lose. Cuz wtvr man, I couldn’t do a better job…pathetic

  • Yea, because complaining shows the FO we’re not content with his work. Mind you, this is a public comment section…I can complain or state wtvr I want without your permission.

    Secondly, stop assuming or thinking I have no clue or plans. I have my solutions, which I’ve shared on here before. I don’t have to explain them to a troll like yourself.

    Lastly, it’s not difficult to do a better job…Scott didn’t set the bar too high. Stop trying to put me on the coaching seat when I’m not the one getting paid millions. Don’t be a goof, it’s not realistic for me to walk in and demand the job.

    I see you enjoy lol to yourself like a lunatic. Keep bending over to authority. Might as well have your mouth stapled shut.

    And please stop trying to drive my car and crash it…get yourself a car and drive that home to make your point. You have shared 0 ideas and have yet to make your argument. You’re simply disagreeing with me and attempting to find holes in my argument…when there’s none; unless you choose to interpret things how you wish or lack basic comprehension skills.

    Not once, not once have you stated “Scott is a good coach because…..”
    You’ve basically kept replying to me “you’re wrong because you can’t do a better job”…when that’s not the point, and it’s not a logical realistic option.

    That’s like going to a restaurant…the chef messes up. You complain, he comes out and tells you to do it yourself or try to do a better job. That’s your broken logic.

    Your username speaks for itself. You don’t care. You don’t care if we lose. Cuz wtvr man, I couldn’t do a better job…pathetic

  • I clearly know more than you, and that’s what matters in this argument. Pointless to continue this lousy conversation

  • I clearly know more than you, and that’s what matters in this argument. Pointless to continue this lousy conversation

  • Yeah you clearly know more than me if you know more than Coach Scott. It really sucks that the Lakers haven’t hired you yet. And you’re right this coversation is a waste of time. We need you out there coaching not complaining on this site.

  • Yeah you clearly know more than me if you know more than Coach Scott. It really sucks that the Lakers haven’t hired you yet. And you’re right this coversation is a waste of time. We need you out there coaching not complaining on this site.

  • Sorry coach. I’m not going to read this novel you just wrote me. But hey, did the Lakers hire you yet? We need you out there. You have to fix what Byron is doing wrong.

  • Sorry coach. I’m not going to read this novel you just wrote me. But hey, did the Lakers hire you yet? We need you out there. You have to fix what Byron is doing wrong.

  • Whatever man. Do something with your life. Keep trying to crash my car. You can keep at it all you want, doesn’t change the fact Scott is trash. It’s Halloween night, I’m not gonna entertain you any longer.

  • Whatever man. Do something with your life. Keep trying to crash my car. You can keep at it all you want, doesn’t change the fact Scott is trash. It’s Halloween night, I’m not gonna entertain you any longer.

  • Hahaha, keep repeating the same things. My goal or argument was never “I can do a better job or I want the job”

  • Hahaha, keep repeating the same things. My goal or argument was never “I can do a better job or I want the job”

  • But you deserve the job! Clearly your vast basketball knowledge would push this team to the finals. We need you!

  • But you deserve the job! Clearly your vast basketball knowledge would push this team to the finals. We need you!

  • Just put on a suit and you can trick or treat as the coach of the Lakers. Lol can’t wait to see you lead us to victory coach!

  • Just put on a suit and you can trick or treat as the coach of the Lakers. Lol can’t wait to see you lead us to victory coach!

  • Kevin Garnett was lucky because he won and also lucky because Julius Randle did not put him in his pocket.

  • Kevin Garnett was lucky because he won and also lucky because Julius Randle did not put him in his pocket.

  • Absolutely true. Even when he knew he was cold as ice, he kept demanding the ball and heaving up bricks.

  • Absolutely true. Even when he knew he was cold as ice, he kept demanding the ball and heaving up bricks.
    Now everybody knows: Once Kobe touches it, it ain’t coming back

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