Kobe Bryant On Julius Randle: ‘He Can Do Everything’

After returning home from training camp in Hawaii, the Los Angeles Lakers lost their third consecutive game to the Toronto Raptors in the 2015-16 NBA preseason. While the last two games were decided late in the fourth quarter without their starters, Julius Randle’s play has gotten the attention of the coaching staff and his teammates.

In the loss to the Raptors, Randle had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. After another strong performance, Kobe Bryant had high praise for his second-year teammate:

With his unique skill set for his size, Randle has already drawn comparisons to Lamar Odom and Zach Randolph. After a devastating leg injury last season that kept him out of 81 games, Randle has looked extremely comfortable in the last two preseason games.

With Kobe potentially retiring at the end of this season, the young core of Randle, D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson have shown their potential through the first three preseason games. While there is plenty of potential, Roy Hibbert sees Randle as the ‘future’ of the Lakers franchise and even the ‘future face’ of the NBA.

julius looking more and more comfortable out there and it’s great to see. you can see his confidence growing. i would still love to see him develop more of a ‘mean streak’ like hibbert showed in the utah game.

    1. When he can truly blur the lines between PF and SF with a 3-point shot, and a 20′ jumper, he will be unstoppable.

      1. I still wait a bit more spontaneity in his shot selection, he had wide open 10-15ft jumpers and he went for the hard contests several times. That’s really a detail there, but against packed paints like Memphis it’s likely those shots won’t fall as often.
        He’s been tremendous, but there is room for more and more and more with this guy.

        1. I saw that but as was pointed out, he has his back to the play and didn’t see the pick so he dribbled into the lane and made a shot he’s getting really good at making…But yes he needs to shot that jumper to open up his game even further.

        2. I really feel like I’m rediscovering Julius Randle this year. You’re right: once he feels comfortable knocking 15 ft jumpers, he will be a super offensive weapon!
          The bright future should be two years from now with the team getting better and better season after season! We’re definitely back!!

    2. Develop a consistent outside shot and ability to guard the small forward position. He does that, I can see him as a Charles Barkley type of player.

        1. Bro, i not buy it at all. He will be a true PG, with true pass skills and ball handle skills. He can lead our squad and make the right things. But i don’t think he can “explode” and be a franchise player.
          But it don’t matter to me. I love his game since college because his compose and his passing ability. He is diferent than others PG’s in this league. Can rebound, can make plays. Is not just a runner….

        2. you don’t need to have blazing speed to be a franchise player. the kid is 19, has incredible talent, is huge for his position (and still growing) and wants to be great. you’ll see…

        3. I love him, bro. I’m not taking anything away from him. He has a amazing talent and is one of the smoothest young guys i’ve ever seen

        4. NO, if anything, Russells ability to control the speed to an effective pace is one of his best qualities. Ive seen Russell streak down the court, thats not what its about.

          Its about his CONTROL of the pace and accuracy of the pass that makes him awesome. He doesnt allow the opposing team to disrupt the pace, Russell is in command of the pace!

        5. did you see Randle’s behind the back dribble then pass of to Kobe?
          buddy this season i think Randle is gonna be better than Dangelo.

          Clarkson will be good too but mainly Randle.
          can a team have more than 1 alpha male?
          right now i see at least 3. its not a bad thing either we need good players now the point will be to mesh and play well together communicate and talk to each other.
          its nice to be super athletic and crazy talented but if every guy on the team is not on the same page we wont make the playoffs.
          i hope coach scott sees the chemistry of what guys play well together and doesnt just radomly play groups of 5 together.

        6. Scott mentioned that Russell has “explosive” and “blow by” capabilities. In fact, he said that it surprised him as he didn’t notice it in his pre-draft workouts and summer league. He mentioned that Russell has “sneaky” athleticism and that he was dealing with a knee and foot issue until recently.

          While I agree that Russell is a PG, I think people think that he’s going to be pass first his entire career, whereas, I think once he gets confidence in his shot, that he’ll be like Cp3 in that he’s always looking to pass first, but he will also recognize when he needs to shoot and carry the offense. And, unlike a guy like Cp3 who had to learn how to shoot and contribute from an offensive stand point, Russell already has above average offensive capabilities.

        7. I assume you didn’t watch him at Ohio State. DLo is a flat out scorer. He’s just trying to run the offense and get settled in now. Once he’s comfortable you are going to see a ton of 20 point plus games.

        8. He was a scorer there because he had to be. He also admitted it took him a while to get used to his teammates and get use to the plays and such. Once he settled in on that, that was set.

        9. Nash was able to run, but he wasn’t blazing fast. Nash was an elite level PG because of his passing, his IQ and leadership qualities. He was never the athletic guy. Just something to keep in mind. What he doesn’t have in speed he has in that he’s 6’5″ and long. Dude has a big wingspan and can play SG too.

    1. Shut the fuck up and you need to worry about them flippers, because if they dont win this year, they may never win and in a few years the flips, will be back to being trash

        1. Ever notice how Trolls are just little kids on mommy’s computer or the library computer at school.

          And, none have ever played basketball, much less any sort of sport.

        2. when you go to sleep tonight cry for matt barnes and stare at his poster on your wall.
          we know you have clippers selfies all over your house fool.

        3. Yea they did real good on their first pre season game lost by 20 that’s the KLAPPERS, What a disgrace to the NBA.

        4. They all sound like a bunch of seven year olds (saying this with apologies to seven years olds). They never have anything insightful about the game to say and when they do occasionally try to talk basketball to back up their insults, it’s copy pasted from other, more knowledgeable sources.

          It’s there that they truly get exposed because they lack the understanding of what they’re copying and so just look like a bunch of morons trying to sound smart.

          It’s also readily apparent when they’re copying because it’s the only time they make semi-sense and 2) it’s the only time their grammar is correct.

    2. Not as sore as DeAndre Jordan’s feelings when Chris Paul gives him the look. Not as sore as the Clippers collective ego every time they exit the second round. And not as sore as the burn on Doc Rivers behind is going to be when he’s sitting in the hot seat after the Clippers fail yet again to win a championship.

        1. Kobe has more playoff appearances than the entire Clippers history. Kobe has more MVP’s, scoring titles, and Wins than the entire Clippers history.

          And if you ask most Clippers fans, they will say that Kobe isn’t even the best Laker in history, and maybe not even in the top 3….

          Clippers fans want to battle greatness and somehow create rivalry, by saying, “we went 0-7 last year.”

          – Do they realize how childish they seem? and how it reflects on how little they know or understand basketball?

        2. Yet according to former Laker players, Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time. But yeah, Clipper fans are Clipper fans. The “What have you done for me lately” kinda guys. History is meaningless to them because history shows they’re a franchise of irrelevance. Remember though, these are Clipper fans. Winning basketball is such a new concept to them that they don’t understand it. They’re like 5 year olds who suddenly have some power and don’t know how to use it. It’s that “Mommy and Daddy said I can do this anyway and you cant so *sticks tongue out*.

        3. 0-46 vs Championships. Haha πŸ™‚

          It’s funny how Clippers fans look at 7 games as some sort of victory. Whereas, Lakers fans only look at a Championship as a victory.

          Let’s ask the Clippers fans a question:
          How many selfie banners does it take to cover the lakers Championship banners? And how many Clippers “greats” have their number hanging in the Staples Center rafters.
          — Honestly I want to know.

        4. clippers= 0 nba championships
          LAKERS= 16 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS
          can you read that fool?
          16 VS ZERO!

        5. I’m not going to lie, Clippers made history last playoffs. They barely beat the Spurs and moved on to the Rockets and went up 3-1 on them, ready to move on to the Finals. Then History happened, where they joined the elite status of only 8 teams to ever have choked a series with a three-one lead. That’s rarefied air right there.

        6. Clipper’s good players won’t be great until they transfer to another team Nyahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    3. There are special groups for people in your condition, you should be treated inmediatly, i canΒ΄t stress this enough.

  1. Bro, Julius almost make me cry. I can see our next superstar in his game. He has the skillset and also has “that fire”, you know? I already love him. WHAT A YOUNG BB PLAYER HE IS

    1. I think that he could… but to me, he would be best suited as the #2 option. Outside of a guy like Tim Duncan or KAT, I’m not sure the positioning, duties and overall play of a PF really leads to a true #1 offensive option. To me, they are best served when someone else helps collapse, create and then help the PF exploit the weaknesses that develop.

      But, who is (and will be) better than Randle…. that’s a tough one.

  2. Loving what I’m seeing from a lot guys so far. Randle was the one guy coming into preseason that I hadn’t really been impressed with. The last two games he has been a beast and is looking like a future all star. I also really like what I’m seeing from Kobe so far. He hasn’t been ball dominant and has played within the offense instead of playing hero ball. A little more Vino and a little less Mamba will be good for everyone involved and may even extend his playing career. Upshaw was not perfect last night but I saw more out of him last night than I have out of Sacre since he was drafted.

    1. This proves all the Kobe fans right. We said that with a properly offensively capable squad around Kobe, he doesn’t feel the need to carry the team, and he can relax and be more effective.

      1. I will add, that this season is one of the rare times that Kobe faces a situation where his team is a long shot for a playoffs. And as he’s an older and more mature person (and player) he must realize that being “mamba” isn’t the best for his interests or the team’s future.

  • julius looking more and more comfortable out there and it’s great to see. you can see his confidence growing. i would still love to see him develop more of a ‘mean streak’ like hibbert showed in the utah game.

    1. Imagine when he develops the outside shot, expanding his range? very scary! Future is really Bright!

      1. When he can truly blur the lines between PF and SF with a 3-point shot, and a 20′ jumper, he will be unstoppable.

        1. I still wait a bit more spontaneity in his shot selection, he had wide open 10-15ft jumpers and he went for the hard contests several times. That’s really a detail there, but against packed paints like Memphis it’s likely those shots won’t fall as often.
          He’s been tremendous, but there is room for more and more and more with this guy.

          1. I saw that but as was pointed out, he has his back to the play and didn’t see the pick so he dribbled into the lane and made a shot he’s getting really good at making…But yes he needs to shot that jumper to open up his game even further.

          2. I really feel like I’m rediscovering Julius Randle this year. You’re right: once he feels comfortable knocking 15 ft jumpers, he will be a super offensive weapon!
            The bright future should be two years from now with the team getting better and better season after season! We’re definitely back!!

      2. Develop a consistent outside shot and ability to guard the small forward position. He does that, I can see him as a Charles Barkley type of player.

    2. Bro, Julius almost make me cry. I can see our next superstar in his game. He has the skillset and also has “that fire”, you know? I already love him. WHAT A YOUNG BB PLAYER HE IS

      1. I think that he could… but to me, he would be best suited as the #2 option. Outside of a guy like Tim Duncan or KAT, I’m not sure the positioning, duties and overall play of a PF really leads to a true #1 offensive option. To me, they are best served when someone else helps collapse, create and then help the PF exploit the weaknesses that develop.

        But, who is (and will be) better than Randle…. that’s a tough one.

    3. Loving what I’m seeing from a lot guys so far. Randle was the one guy coming into preseason that I hadn’t really been impressed with. The last two games he has been a beast and is looking like a future all star. I also really like what I’m seeing from Kobe so far. He hasn’t been ball dominant and has played within the offense instead of playing hero ball. A little more Vino and a little less Mamba will be good for everyone involved and may even extend his playing career. Upshaw was not perfect last night but I saw more out of him last night than I have out of Sacre since he was drafted.

      1. This proves all the Kobe fans right. We said that with a properly offensively capable squad around Kobe, he doesn’t feel the need to carry the team, and he can relax and be more effective.

        1. I will add, that this season is one of the rare times that Kobe faces a situation where his team is a long shot for a playoffs. And as he’s an older and more mature person (and player) he must realize that being “mamba” isn’t the best for his interests or the team’s future.

  • Randle, like i told everybody will be a great player in this league. People want to doubt him, and say he will be a bust. Thats why those idiots on here , and they know who they are, are not the gm and cant recognize talent

    1. Dude has two ok preseason games and people are calling him great already. lol. He’ll be a solid #2 or #3 option on a playoff team.

      1. errrrrrrrrr wrong!
        Randle will be 2nd probably only to Kobe.
        Kobe may even be humble and let these young kids steal the show.
        Kobe may turn into a role player and just take high pct shots.
        nobody knows what is going to happen.
        making educated guesses is about all we can do right now.
        from what i see the top 3 guys are gonna Kobe Randle and Clarkson.
        Dangelo is a point guard pass first shoot 2nd.
        thats why i dont see him in the top 3.
        he could be the future of this franchise he could change into a steph curry and make all of our jaws drop in awe.
        i hope he proves me and everybody else wrong and does something that will cement him as a great player in the NBA.
        i dont hate the kid i really dont i just want whats best for the Lakers.

        1. Lakers won’t make the playoffs playing through Randle. Just being honest. He’s not the go to guy on a good team. Just being honest. I see Randle averaging around 14-16 points a game. He’s not a 20 and 10 guy. Clarkson is honestly going to be the #2 option behind Kobe.

          1. Randle will get 20 and 10 easy.
            his assists will just be icing on the cake!
            Randle is gonna take over this team.

  • Randle, like i told everybody will be a great player in this league. People want to doubt him, and say he will be a bust. Thats why those idiots on here , and they know who they are, are not the gm and cant recognize talent

    1. Dude has two ok preseason games and people are calling him great already. lol. He’ll be a solid #2 or #3 option on a playoff team.

      1. errrrrrrrrr wrong!
        Randle will be 2nd probably only to Kobe.
        Kobe may even be humble and let these young kids steal the show.
        Kobe may turn into a role player and just take high pct shots.
        nobody knows what is going to happen.
        making educated guesses is about all we can do right now.
        from what i see the top 3 guys are gonna Kobe Randle and Clarkson.
        Dangelo is a point guard pass first shoot 2nd.
        thats why i dont see him in the top 3.
        he could be the future of this franchise he could change into a steph curry and make all of our jaws drop in awe.
        i hope he proves me and everybody else wrong and does something that will cement him as a great player in the NBA.
        i dont hate the kid i really dont i just want whats best for the Lakers.

        1. Lakers won’t make the playoffs playing through Randle. Just being honest. He’s not the go to guy on a good team. Just being honest. I see Randle averaging around 14-16 points a game. He’s not a 20 and 10 guy. Clarkson is honestly going to be the #2 option behind Kobe.

          1. Randle will get 20 and 10 easy.
            his assists will just be icing on the cake!
            Randle is gonna take over this team.

  • Randle looked amazing man i love the fire in his eyes and how he smacked his hands at the ref last night. He’s competitive and driven and thats what the Lakers need moving forward. I hope Russell plays in the next game i truly believe he needs the experience to grow with the team more before the regular season starts. We gotta keep Metta that boy plays his heart out and i was very impressed with Robert Upshaw game dude is going to be nice. Clarkson is my guy so i always expect to see him raise his game because as a true fan i believe he set the bar high last season lol so i expect 16 pt games but all in all i hope we win a lot of games this season.

    1. Great post. I think that Metta is one of the reasons why Randle has taken such leaps. It’s not that Metta is helping his skill, per se, it’s that Randle is competing against Metta who is as close to a genius defender as possible, that Metta helps with the “little” veteran tricks, and Metta’s attitude is rubbing off in terms of confidence.

      RE: Clarkson
      I think he’ll get a lot more PG duties this year than most think. I think Russell is going to have a “starter” label, but might get a lot more “backup” type minutes than most realize. I see that he can handle being a starter (from a mental stand point), but I am not sure his skill is quite on the level.

      RE: Upshaw
      Could be the best #3 center in the league, but far from being a true #2 center.

      1. “competing against Metta who is as close to a genius defender as possible”

        He can do that as coach in practice, there really is no difference except he is not occupying a young player’s place whom the team can develop.

        1. Metta is MUCH better than Holmes, Frazier, Kelly, JBrown, and both of this year’s draftees. IN fact, i think he’s better than Bass.

          I’m not sure what you are saying. And obviously, you haven’t watched any of the preseason games. I think, Metta is still a 14ppg forward.

          1. Why are you comparing his position head to head with others and rookies? It’s about roster space which he is occupying, space the team needs for young player development. Also you’re way over valuing his productivity.

    2. i believe we will see different players rising to the occasion like on some nights we may see the old Kobe the black mamba show up….
      another night Dangelo and Clarkson will steal the show.
      On some night it will be mainly Randle or lou williams scoring all the points.
      to me it doesnt matter who scores how many points my goal at the end of the day is the playoffs.
      no matter what road we go down who is on the floor is this quarter or that how many minutes Kobe plays or doesnt?
      I just want whats best for the team altogether and i want to see the guys mesh and play well together and help one another not only on defense but offense too.
      in the Raptors game i noticed alot of guys setting picks which is good maybe too many picks?
      i think as long as you communicate with each other well be fine.
      Upshaw impressed me as much as Randle and MWP was also good although he needs to hit those 3s!
      i saw what i predicted months ago him playing tough close hard nosed defense and getting those easy lay ups hes famous for.
      i hate being right all the time!!!

  • Randle looked amazing man i love the fire in his eyes and how he smacked his hands at the ref last night. He’s competitive and driven and thats what the Lakers need moving forward. I hope Russell plays in the next game i truly believe he needs the experience to grow with the team more before the regular season starts. We gotta keep Metta that boy plays his heart out and i was very impressed with Robert Upshaw game dude is going to be nice. Clarkson is my guy so i always expect to see him raise his game because as a true fan i believe he set the bar high last season lol so i expect 16 pt games but all in all i hope we win a lot of games this season.

    1. Great post. I think that Metta is one of the reasons why Randle has taken such leaps. It’s not that Metta is helping his skill, per se, it’s that Randle is competing against Metta who is as close to a genius defender as possible, that Metta helps with the “little” veteran tricks, and Metta’s attitude is rubbing off in terms of confidence.

      RE: Clarkson
      I think he’ll get a lot more PG duties this year than most think. I think Russell is going to have a “starter” label, but might get a lot more “backup” type minutes than most realize. I see that he can handle being a starter (from a mental stand point), but I am not sure his skill is quite on the level.

      RE: Upshaw
      Could be the best #3 center in the league, but far from being a true #2 center.

      1. “competing against Metta who is as close to a genius defender as possible”

        He can do that as coach in practice, there really is no difference except he is not occupying a young player’s place whom the team can develop.

        1. Metta is MUCH better than Holmes, Frazier, Kelly, JBrown, and both of this year’s draftees. IN fact, i think he’s better than Bass.

          I’m not sure what you are saying. And obviously, you haven’t watched any of the preseason games. I think, Metta is still a 14ppg forward.

          1. Why are you comparing his position head to head with others and rookies? It’s about roster space which he is occupying, space the team needs for young player development. Also you’re way over valuing his productivity.

    2. i believe we will see different players rising to the occasion like on some nights we may see the old Kobe the black mamba show up….
      another night Dangelo and Clarkson will steal the show.
      On some night it will be mainly Randle or lou williams scoring all the points.
      to me it doesnt matter who scores how many points my goal at the end of the day is the playoffs.
      no matter what road we go down who is on the floor is this quarter or that how many minutes Kobe plays or doesnt?
      I just want whats best for the team altogether and i want to see the guys mesh and play well together and help one another not only on defense but offense too.
      in the Raptors game i noticed alot of guys setting picks which is good maybe too many picks?
      i think as long as you communicate with each other well be fine.
      Upshaw impressed me as much as Randle and MWP was also good although he needs to hit those 3s!
      i saw what i predicted months ago him playing tough close hard nosed defense and getting those easy lay ups hes famous for.
      i hate being right all the time!!!

  • Julius is amazing, man. I’m saying this for months and months, when the people was saying “Trade for Cousis”, i was the first to say: “No way, keep Julius, he will be even better than Demarcos”. Me and vdogg.
    Well, he will be amazing. The best of his class and the best young player of our team, even better than Russel.
    I’m really impressed by Randle, man. I love point fowards.

    1. People were bashing Randle since before then. They bashed him last year when he was drafted by us at 7.

      Just by looking at Randles college hustle you could tell he was going to be good. I said it since day one , Julius is a Jewel!

      Some people dont do their homework before they form an opinion. I really liked Randle and Levine for us back then. So glad we ended up with Randle.

    2. With all due respect Cousins is way better than Randle will ever be. Any GM would do that trade in a heartbeat if they could.

      1. I’m a long believer in Randall since watching him in his first game in college and I think he has more intangibles than Cousins even though DC has the superior size and power. I’ve always thought about how dominant for the two of them to play along side of each other rather against; so the thought of trading one for another is not an option. However I have previously proposed a Hibbert/Russell for Cousins idea; I believe that front court lineup with any average back court combination would be a playoff team.

        I think the FO would do that trade in a heartbeat if they got the chance.

      2. Your wrong randle is more versatile, and in the future he will be better, nor now, but in the future

  • Julius is amazing, man. I’m saying this for months and months, when the people was saying “Trade for Cousis”, i was the first to say: “No way, keep Julius, he will be even better than Demarcos”. Me and vdogg.
    Well, he will be amazing. The best of his class and the best young player of our team, even better than Russel.
    I’m really impressed by Randle, man. I love point fowards.

    1. People were bashing Randle since before then. They bashed him last year when he was drafted by us at 7.

      Just by looking at Randles college hustle you could tell he was going to be good. I said it since day one , Julius is a Jewel!

      Some people dont do their homework before they form an opinion. I really liked Randle and Levine for us back then. So glad we ended up with Randle.

    2. With all due respect Cousins is way better than Randle will ever be. Any GM would do that trade in a heartbeat if they could.

      1. I’m a long believer in Randall since watching him in his first game in college and I think he has more intangibles than Cousins even though DC has the superior size and power. I’ve always thought about how dominant for the two of them to play along side of each other rather against; so the thought of trading one for another is not an option. However I have previously proposed a Hibbert/Russell for Cousins idea; I believe that front court lineup with any average back court combination would be a playoff team.

        I think the FO would do that trade in a heartbeat if they got the chance.

      2. Your wrong randle is more versatile, and in the future he will be better, nor now, but in the future

      1. Bro, i not buy it at all. He will be a true PG, with true pass skills and ball handle skills. He can lead our squad and make the right things. But i don’t think he can “explode” and be a franchise player.
        But it don’t matter to me. I love his game since college because his compose and his passing ability. He is diferent than others PG’s in this league. Can rebound, can make plays. Is not just a runner….

        1. you don’t need to have blazing speed to be a franchise player. the kid is 19, has incredible talent, is huge for his position (and still growing) and wants to be great. you’ll see…

          1. I love him, bro. I’m not taking anything away from him. He has a amazing talent and is one of the smoothest young guys i’ve ever seen

          2. NO, if anything, Russells ability to control the speed to an effective pace is one of his best qualities. Ive seen Russell streak down the court, thats not what its about.

            Its about his CONTROL of the pace and accuracy of the pass that makes him awesome. He doesnt allow the opposing team to disrupt the pace, Russell is in command of the pace!

          3. did you see Randle’s behind the back dribble then pass of to Kobe?
            buddy this season i think Randle is gonna be better than Dangelo.

            Clarkson will be good too but mainly Randle.
            can a team have more than 1 alpha male?
            right now i see at least 3. its not a bad thing either we need good players now the point will be to mesh and play well together communicate and talk to each other.
            its nice to be super athletic and crazy talented but if every guy on the team is not on the same page we wont make the playoffs.
            i hope coach scott sees the chemistry of what guys play well together and doesnt just radomly play groups of 5 together.

        2. Scott mentioned that Russell has “explosive” and “blow by” capabilities. Hibbert mentioned this too…. In fact, Scott said that it surprised him as he didn’t notice it in his pre-draft workouts and summer league. He mentioned that Russell has “sneaky” athleticism and that he was dealing with a knee and foot issue until recently.

          While I agree that Russell is a PG, I think people think that he’s going to be pass first his entire career, whereas, I think once he gets confidence in his shot, that he’ll be like Cp3 in that he’s always looking to pass first, but he will also recognize when he needs to shoot and carry the offense. And, unlike a guy like Cp3 who had to learn how to shoot and contribute from an offensive stand point, Russell already has above average offensive capabilities.

        3. I assume you didn’t watch him at Ohio State. DLo is a flat out scorer. He’s just trying to run the offense and get settled in now. Once he’s comfortable you are going to see a ton of 20 point plus games.

          1. He was a scorer there because he had to be. He also admitted it took him a while to get used to his teammates and get use to the plays and such. Once he settled in on that, that was set.

        4. Nash was able to run, but he wasn’t blazing fast. Nash was an elite level PG because of his passing, his IQ and leadership qualities. He was never the athletic guy. Just something to keep in mind. What he doesn’t have in speed he has in that he’s 6’5″ and long. Dude has a big wingspan and can play SG too.

    1. He has only 20 years. He will be a NBA champ before the Clippers, man. Don’t worry about that.

      1. fakers cant even win a preseason game but faker fan boys are already talking about championships bahaha even the 76ers and Kings have won…Fakers???? sooo out of touch with reality.

        1. Well, we have 16 rings. 5 on the last 15 years, you know? We can live with some years down, but we know we will be back and win again, because that’s the Lakers do. Just enjoy the process, my friend. Don’t rush things =)

        2. You a first class idiot. This is pre season, this is still practice b ball man.if this was reg season wwould be 3 and 0. Its a long season with new faces and trying to see what works. Even the cavs are winless so far in pre season.

          1. the difference between the cavs and your fakers is that the cavs are contenders and your fakers are tankers.

          2. Cavs and clippers never won shit , while we will be back on the map soon. We own the 2000s but we cant win every year and the league knows that, thats why stern didnt want us to have chris paul because they know them banners would constantly be up on the rafters. So they gave chris to the flippers. Lol lol

          3. faker fanboys still buthurt over chris paul lolol blame stern for your suckiness lol move on.

          4. Can clippers fans really have a solid basketball discussion?

            I’m not sure I’ve met one that really knows anything about basketball… Or one that can hold a decent discussion ABOUT basketball.

            They all seem to be a collection of misfits, outcasts, and douche bags that want to be different for the sake of being different and want to prove to the world that despite all odds, sensibility, and reason, that they are right.

            Lakers are the Cadillac franchise, but Clippers fans wanna believe that their top-end Kia is better than the standard.

          5. lol yup…..
            2000-2010
            in only 10 years we had 7 NBA finals and 5 championships.
            5/10 titles 7/10 finals
            what team in history dominated a 10 year span like we just did?
            maybe the 80s celtics or lakers but nobody else.

        3. Clippers didn’t improve much in the offseason, and are already thinking they can win a championship. Let have to figure out how to get out of the 2nd round first…. Then the 3rd…. and finally to win the 4th.

        4. U mean the same clippers that the raptors blew out by 21 ??? Cuz they barely beat us by eight with 3rd stringers on the floor
          #WatchYaMouth

  • He has only 20 years. He will be a NBA champ before the Clippers, man. Don’t worry about that.

  • Shut the fuck up and you need to worry about them flippers, because if they dont win this year, they may never win and in a few years the flips, will be back to being trash

  • Well, we have 16 rings. 5 on the last 15 years, you know? We can live with some years down, but we know we will be back and win again, because that’s what the Lakers do. Just enjoy the process, my friend. Don’t rush things =)

  • “Randle has looked extremely comfortable in the last two preseason games”

    Not extremely comfortable just comfortable enough; we’ll know he is extremely comfortable when he is in rhythm enough to start dropping those mid range jumpers with consistency and accuracy. That’s when he becomes most dangerous and impossible to stop.

    1. I can’t wait until around mid-season when “comfort” turns into complete confidence and he has that “i’m going to dominate and score” look in his eyes.

  • “Randle has looked extremely comfortable in the last two preseason games”

    Not extremely comfortable just comfortable enough; we’ll know he is extremely comfortable when he is in rhythm enough to start dropping those mid range jumpers with consistency and accuracy. That’s when he becomes most dangerous and impossible to stop.

    1. I can’t wait until around mid-season when “comfort” turns into complete confidence and he has that “i’m going to dominate and score” look in his eyes.

  • one of the many ways to know this this is, was and always will be a lakers town : the clippers “fans” just can’t stay away from the lakers’ sites.

          1. Blood you need the meds, why dont you go to the flippers site, always on the lakers site. Do the flips even havw a site

          2. Exactly, hurtful flipper fans wanna bash one of the greatest organizations of all sports

      1. LOL. you know you’re in the presence of a clipper “fan” when they’re talking shit about MAKING the playoffs.

        LOL

      2. playoffs mean jack if you dont win it all but you wouldn’t know anything about that, I’ve witnessed 7 laker tittles…………… 7 fucker

      3. How did you fair in the playoffs?
        Why are you trying to convince yourself of the greatness of your team by coming to a Lakers site every minute of your pathetic life?

        HAHAHAHAHAHA

      4. how many conference finals have you made in 45+ years of existence? oh that’s right. we actually made 30+ NBA finals and won 16 of them. hmmm. Forget NBA finals, why not try get to a conference finals first? And then come back here πŸ™‚

    1. Really, I do not know any single reason which I have to go to a team site, none than the one for which I root for, to bother others, SMH. This trolls or whatever they are, spent most time here than in their rooted teams.

  • one of the many ways to know that this is, was and always will be a lakers town : the clippers “fans” just can’t stay away from the lakers’ sites.

          1. Blood you need the meds, why dont you go to the flippers site, always on the lakers site. Do the flips even havw a site

          2. Exactly, hurtful flipper fans wanna bash one of the greatest organizations of all sports

      1. LOL. you know you’re in the presence of a clipper “fan” when they’re talking shit about MAKING the playoffs.

        LOL

      2. playoffs mean jack if you dont win it all but you wouldn’t know anything about that, I’ve witnessed 7 laker tittles…………… 7 fucker

      3. How did you fair in the playoffs?
        Why are you trying to convince yourself of the greatness of your team by coming to a Lakers site every minute of your pathetic life?

        HAHAHAHAHAHA

      4. how many conference finals have you made in 45+ years of existence? oh that’s right. we actually made 30+ NBA finals and won 16 of them. hmmm. Forget NBA finals, why not try get to a conference finals first? And then come back here πŸ™‚

    1. Really, I do not know any single reason which I have to go to a team site, none than the one for which I root for, to bother others, SMH. This trolls or whatever they are, spent most time here than in their rooted teams.

  • You a first class idiot. This is pre season, this is still practice b ball man.if this was reg season wwould be 3 and 0. Its a long season with new faces and trying to see what works. Even the cavs are winless so far in pre season.

  • delusional out of touch with reality faker fan boys want to remind us all that they ”used” to be really good and that ballhog24 used to be a top 50 player well maybe he still is in China bahhaha.

      1. No, he wasn’t neglected he was bounced on his head too many times like a basketball.

        Thats why all the animosity towards basketball greatness.

  • Cavs and clippers never won shit , while we will be back on the map soon. We own the 2000s but we cant win every year and the league knows that, thats why stern didnt want us to have chris paul because they know them banners would constantly be up on the rafters. So they gave chris to the flippers. Lol lol

    1. lol yup…..
      2000-2010
      in only 10 years we had 7 NBA finals and 5 championships.
      5/10 titles 7/10 finals
      what team in history dominated a 10 year span like we just did?
      maybe the 80s celtics or lakers but nobody else.

  • ‘the lakers are pathetic, terrible and not even close to being worth watching or talking about. but to save my pathetic life, i can’t stay away from their sites or stop talking about them!! somebody please help me!!!!’

    – clippers “fans”

    1. So the fake vdogg is back on the site, you were crying win the flippers wrer horrible and you still cry about them getting they ass kicked in the 2 round. Clippers franchise is a failure until proven chumps

  • ‘the lakers are pathetic, terrible and not even close to being worth watching or talking about. but to save my pathetic life, i can’t stay away from their sites or stop talking about them!! somebody please help me!!!!’

    – clippers “fans”

    1. So the fake vdogg is back on the site, you were crying win the flippers wrer horrible and you still cry about them getting they ass kicked in the 2 round. Clippers franchise is a failure until proven chumps

  • how could the clippers ‘run LA’? they’re less popular in this town than the LA galaxy, for God’s sake!!!

  • Man, i’m done with these discussions with Clippers fans. I’m not a rival of the Clippers. I actually like them. They have a fun team to watch…
    My only rival is the Celtics. The rest of the league is just the rest, they come years and years, but not in a consistency way.

      1. I like the Spurs, because i like Duncan and Pop. But this is personal. The Spurs can’t touch the Lakers. They have a long long way to go

          1. Let them argue. They don’t win even a back to back title, man… We have a 3peat and a back to back so… Well.

          2. Yeah you see , we both on the same page, them spurs could never repeat and they never will

          3. i support them in 2013 finals, But Manu and Kawhi missed they free throws. That was bad

          4. No they havent never did thwy repeated like the lakers and the lakers won 5 first and the 2001 team was the best team in the last 15 or 16 years

        1. Spurs have always been a top 5 team in the western conference and playoffs but the faker fanboys here say the spurs have a long way to go bahahaha.

          1. Well, they have 5 rings with one core, Pop and Duncan. We win in many decades with different squads, lead by different players.
            Is just the Laker legacy, man. Just the Celtics can touch us.

          2. Ha ha they never repeated lakwrs won five before them and kobe always put that ass woopin on them ha ha

          3. And the Clippers have always been a guaranteed 2nd round exit, if they make the playoffs.

          4. They gor alor of talent and a lot of pressure on them. Are tbey goi g tobe mentally tough to get by, and history is not on there side

        2. I don’t know…the Spurs have LMA and Leonard now to extend the run for at least 3-4 more years.

          No, they’re no where near the Celtics in terms of rivalry — nobody is — but they have to be #2 on the rival list….can’t really think of anybody else that even comes close (maybe Houston?).

          1. I don’t think adding LMA really added much to their roster. LMA takes touches from Duncan, and isn’t a head and shoulders upgrade from last year, but he is an upgrade.

            They still rely on 3 main guys who are old and slowly deteriorating.

            from a system stand point, they will always be top tier, but from a player stand point, I’m not sure relying on LMA, Duncan, Parker, or Ginobli to be healthy is a sure bet.

            When the season settles, I’m not sure the Spurs end up with any more wins than they did last year. And I’m not sure that they are any more (or less) of a threat than they are last year. But I am sure that LMA’s contract will weigh them down in the final years and that when Duncan retires the team won’t look nearly as good.

          2. @J — I have a feeling Duncan will pull a Robinson and let LMA have as many touches as he wants.

            That, Leonard and Pop convince me they’ll be contenders for at least the next 3-4 more seasons…especially if they land some younger back court help.

  • how could the clippers ‘run LA’? they’re less popular in this town than the LA galaxy, for God’s sake!!!

  • Man, i’m done with these discussions with Clippers fans. I’m not a rival of the Clippers. I actually like them. They have a fun team to watch…
    My only rival is the Celtics. The rest of the league is just the rest, they come years and years, but not in a consistency way.

      1. I like the Spurs, because i like Duncan and Pop. But this is personal. The Spurs can’t touch the Lakers. They have a long long way to go

          1. Let them argue. They don’t win even a back to back title, man… We have a 3peat and a back to back so… Well.

          2. Yeah you see , we both on the same page, them spurs could never repeat and they never will

          3. i support them in 2013 finals, But Manu and Kawhi missed they free throws. That was bad

          4. No they havent never did thwy repeated like the lakers and the lakers won 5 first and the 2001 team was the best team in the last 15 or 16 years

        1. Spurs have always been a top 5 team in the western conference and playoffs but the faker fanboys here say the spurs have a long way to go bahahaha.

          1. Well, they have 5 rings with one core, Pop and Duncan. We win in many decades with different squads, lead by different players.
            Is just the Laker legacy, man. Just the Celtics can touch us.

          2. Ha ha they never repeated lakwrs won five before them and kobe always put that ass woopin on them ha ha

          3. And the Clippers have always been a guaranteed 2nd round exit, if they make the playoffs.

          4. They gor alor of talent and a lot of pressure on them. Are tbey goi g tobe mentally tough to get by, and history is not on there side

        2. I don’t know…the Spurs have LMA and Leonard now to extend the run for at least 3-4 more years.

          No, they’re no where near the Celtics in terms of rivalry — nobody is — but they have to be #2 on the rival list….can’t really think of anybody else that even comes close (maybe Houston?).

          1. I don’t think adding LMA really added much to their roster. LMA takes touches from Duncan, and isn’t a head and shoulders upgrade from last year, but he is an upgrade.

            They still rely on 3 main guys who are old and slowly deteriorating.

            from a system stand point, they will always be top tier, but from a player stand point, I’m not sure relying on LMA, Duncan, Parker, or Ginobli to be healthy is a sure bet.

            When the season settles, I’m not sure the Spurs end up with any more wins than they did last year. And I’m not sure that they are any more (or less) of a threat than they are last year. But I am sure that LMA’s contract will weigh them down in the final years and that when Duncan retires the team won’t look nearly as good.

          2. @J — I have a feeling Duncan will pull a Robinson and let LMA have as many touches as he wants.

            That, Leonard and Pop convince me they’ll be contenders for at least the next 3-4 more seasons…especially if they land some younger back court help.

    1. I have a lot of respect for what the Spurs have accomplished and root for them if the Lakers are out of it.

    1. I have a lot of respect for what the Spurs have accomplished and root for them if the Lakers are out of it.

  • Not as sore as DeAndre Jordan’s feelings when Chris Paul gives him the look. Not as sore as the Clippers collective ego every time they exit the second round. And not as sore as the burn on Doc Rivers behind is going to be when he’s sitting in the hot seat after the Clippers fail yet again to win a championship.

    1. No, he wasn’t neglected he was bounced on his head too many times like a basketball.

      Thats why all the animosity towards basketball greatness.

  • As a 1969 Laker fan, and from a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

  • As a 1969 Laker fan, and from a Defense position, thus far 0-3 preseason, Coach Byron has shown U guys – Hibbert with a Black, Kelly, and Scare – combo’s. What I would like to see is Hibbert with Upshaw for 12 minutes.

  • 2 things i can think of that randle can’t do at the moment;

    1.stretch the floor
    2.finish with his right

    but his beasting makes up for it

    1. Horry and Worthy were talking about #1 last night — they basically said they didn’t shoot early in their careers because they were afraid of missing or not feeding the big guns (Olajuwon, Jabbar, etc.).

      Worthy said Jerry West told him he had to hit the outside shot. Horry said he didn’t start shooting from distance until after an aborted trade (as in: “wtf….if I go down, I’m not going down looking”).

  • 2 things i can think of that randle can’t do at the moment;

    1.stretch the floor
    2.finish with his right

    but his beasting makes up for it

    1. Horry and Worthy were talking about #1 last night — they want him to extend to 15-18 feet. They basically said they didn’t shoot early in their careers because they were afraid of missing or not feeding the big guns (Olajuwon, Jabbar, etc.).

      Worthy said Jerry West told him he had to hit the outside shot. Horry said he didn’t start shooting from distance until after an aborted trade (as in: “wtf….if I go down, I’m not going down looking”).

  • It’s a shame that Randle doesn’t count for rookie of the year, I think he’d definitely be up there had he qualified. His competition isn’t that great, Fatboy Okafor and his 3 rebounds per game average, combined with under .500 shooting so far would hardly be that difficult for Randle to surpass.

  • It’s a shame that Randle doesn’t count for rookie of the year, I think he’d definitely be up there had he qualified. His competition isn’t that great, Fatboy Okafor and his 3 rebounds per game average, combined with under .500 shooting so far would hardly be that difficult for Randle to surpass.

    1. Kobe has more playoff appearances than the entire Clippers history. Kobe has more MVP’s, scoring titles, and Wins than the entire Clippers history.

      And if you ask most Clippers fans, they will say that Kobe isn’t even the best Laker in history, and maybe not even in the top 3….

      Clippers fans want to battle greatness and somehow create rivalry, by saying, “we went 0-7 last year.”

      – Do they realize how childish they seem? and how it reflects on how little they know or understand basketball?

      1. Yet according to former Laker players, Kobe is the greatest Laker of all time. But yeah, Clipper fans are Clipper fans. The “What have you done for me lately” kinda guys. History is meaningless to them because history shows they’re a franchise of irrelevance. Remember though, these are Clipper fans. Winning basketball is such a new concept to them that they don’t understand it. They’re like 5 year olds who suddenly have some power and don’t know how to use it. It’s that “Mommy and Daddy said I can do this anyway and you cant so *sticks tongue out*.

  • randle with clarkson and russell is a great foundation for our future………..(thinking aloud) man ben simmons would sure look nice with these 3 lol………. I’m just saying

      1. 3 hes a freak of nature like randle, ill simplify it.

        randle+clarkson+russell+simmons=championships for years to come

          1. Let’s not get excited about an Australian kid with ZERO professional experience, ZERO advanced training, and a guy who will jump from high school to the NBA.

            I’m not saying that he WON’T be good, but I am saying that we’ve learned from Exum, and every other foreign guy who foregoes college that they take a LONG time to develop and that the 2-3 maturing process can derail their future.

            If he were an American prospect I’d be excited, but as a foreigner…. he’s 2-3 years away from being anything special as the United States NBA talent and skill will eat him alive.

            And then there is the notion that somehow with Kobe, Hibbert, Williams, Randle, Russel, Clarkson and all the rest that we’ll be WORSE than last year….. <- we weren't a top 1 pick last year and we STILL needed help to get to the #2.

            If we tank to get Simmons, it does a lot more damage to the francise and future free agent acquisitions that it does good.

          2. Mudiay looks competent. But far from a superstar.
            And, let’s not forget that Mudiay did play in a higher league after high school.

          3. Are you nuts? have you seen mudiay this preseason? kid is balling unlike your busted ass kid D’Arko.

          4. “Kid is balling” in 3 games he is shooting 14-43 (0.326 fg%) with 5 assists per game, and 5.7 turnovers to boot. If that is “balling” you have incredibly low standards and/or zero basketball sense.

          5. 32% from the field? how about busted ass D’arko shooting 25% and turning the ball over every possesion and trying to block a power foward Booker? got his ass handed to him litterally.

          6. Mudia is going to be a very good player but russell will be better. Mudia cant shoot, thats why lakers passed on him, mudia can pass bit russell will be better paaser, the only thinh mudiay is better at is his defense right now

          7. Lebron referred to Simmons as an “already superstar” so did harden he’s played against them. nobody ever said that about exum and Simmons has played ball in America for a long time and will attend college here

  • randle with clarkson and russell is a great foundation for our future………..(thinking aloud) man ben simmons would sure look nice with these 3 lol………. I’m just saying

      1. 3 hes a freak of nature like randle, ill simplify it.

        randle+clarkson+russell+simmons=championships for years to come

          1. Let’s not get excited about an Australian kid with ZERO professional experience, ZERO advanced training, and a guy who will jump from high school to the NBA.

            I’m not saying that he WON’T be good, but I am saying that we’ve learned from Exum, and every other foreign guy who foregoes college that they take a LONG time to develop and that the 2-3 maturing process can derail their future.

            If he were an American prospect I’d be excited, but as a foreigner…. he’s 2-3 years away from being anything special as the United States NBA talent and skill will eat him alive.

            And then there is the notion that somehow with Kobe, Hibbert, Williams, Randle, Russel, Clarkson and all the rest that we’ll be WORSE than last year….. <- we weren't a top 1 pick last year and we STILL needed help to get to the #2.

            If we tank to get Simmons, it does a lot more damage to the francise and future free agent acquisitions that it does good.

          2. Mudiay looks competent. But far from a superstar.
            And, let’s not forget that Mudiay did play in a higher league after high school.

          3. Are you nuts? have you seen mudiay this preseason? kid is balling unlike your busted ass kid D’Arko.

          4. “Kid is balling” in 3 games he is shooting 14-43 (0.326 fg%) with 5 assists per game, and 5.7 turnovers to boot. If that is “balling” you have incredibly low standards and/or zero basketball sense.

          5. 32% from the field? how about busted ass D’arko shooting 25% and turning the ball over every possesion and trying to block a power foward Booker? got his ass handed to him litterally.

          6. Your definition of “balling” is obviously someone who is shooting a low percentage, and turning the ball over as much as they get assists, thus making DLo “balling” by your definition. Of course Russell has barely played a quarter of the minutes that Mudiay has played.

          7. Mudia is going to be a very good player but russell will be better. Mudia cant shoot, thats why lakers passed on him, mudia can pass bit russell will be better paaser, the only thinh mudiay is better at is his defense right now

          8. Lebron referred to Simmons as an “already superstar” so did harden he’s played against them. nobody ever said that about exum

    1. Can clippers fans really have a solid basketball discussion?

      I’m not sure I’ve met one that really knows anything about basketball… Or one that can hold a decent discussion ABOUT basketball.

      They all seem to be a collection of misfits, outcasts, and douche bags that want to be different for the sake of being different and want to prove to the world that despite all odds, sensibility, and reason, that they are right.

      Lakers are the Cadillac franchise, but Clippers fans wanna believe that their top-end Kia is better than the standard.

  • Hes our lebron, this i said before. Dont want him settle for anything less…but greatness !! Should clarkson ables to refine his midrange and longrange stroke aswell.. Russell to build his lower muscles.. Then Lakers become instant contender !! Question is. .time frame?

    1. 2 seasons….
      with a caveat that next free agency period the team has $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money to build the talent base.

  • Hes our lebron, this i said before. Dont want him settle for anything less…but greatness !! Should clarkson ables to refine his midrange and longrange stroke aswell.. Russell to build his lower muscles.. Then Lakers become instant contender !! Question is. .time frame?

    1. 2 seasons….
      with a caveat that next free agency period the team has $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money to build the talent base.

  • Hmm, I’ve never actually been to other teams’ boards, but, considering that all their fans come here to troll, I’m starting to wonder if those boards even exist? Kinda like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Social Security.

    Somebody call Moulder and Scully.

  • Hmm, I’ve never actually been to other teams’ boards, but, considering that all their fans come here to troll, I’m starting to wonder if those boards even exist? Kinda like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Social Security.

    Somebody call Moulder and Scully.

  • I know it’s really stretched but am I the only one who sees similarities between Randle and Nance Jr? It looks to me like he has the potential to develop his play in the same way, both have a great motor and are really strong, but Nance seems to shy away from the offense. He doesn’t have the skills yet to be efficient at it but I’m convinced he could really bring up similar plays if developed properly.
    Not saying their ceiling are the same, far from that, and Nance is very very raw, but I’m convinced he could do worse than study the same patterns and skills than Randle.
    And Randle has been brilliant so far, although Scott is right, he could become a lot more than waht he is today, which is frightening.

  • I know it’s really stretched but am I the only one who sees similarities between Randle and Nance Jr? It looks to me like he has the potential to develop his play in the same way, both have a great motor and are really strong, but Nance seems to shy away from the offense. He doesn’t have the skills yet to be efficient at it but I’m convinced he could really bring up similar plays if developed properly.
    Not saying their ceiling are the same, far from that, and Nance is very very raw, but I’m convinced he could do worse than study the same patterns and skills than Randle.
    And Randle has been brilliant so far, although Scott is right, he could become a lot more than what he is today, which is frightening.

    1. Ever notice how Trolls are just little kids on mommy’s computer or the library computer at school.

      And, none have ever played basketball, much less any sort of sport.

        1. when you go to sleep tonight cry for matt barnes and stare at his poster on your wall.
          we know you have clippers selfies all over your house fool.

        2. Yea they did real good on their first pre season game lost by 20 that’s the KLAPPERS, What a disgrace to the NBA.

      1. They all sound like a bunch of seven year olds (saying this with apologies to seven years olds). They never have anything insightful about the game to say and when they do occasionally try to talk basketball to back up their insults, it’s copy pasted from other, more knowledgeable sources.

        It’s there that they truly get exposed because they lack the understanding of what they’re copying and so just look like a bunch of morons trying to sound smart.

        It’s also readily apparent when they’re copying because it’s the only time they make semi-sense and 2) it’s the only time their grammar is correct.

  • Randle is great; Kobe is great; Russell is great; Clarkson is great; Hibbert is great. And that’s why Lakers have a perfect record in preseason.

    1. The Lakers record is more of a reflection of the guys who aren’t listed here than those who are. Look who they ended the game with in OT against Utah? Wasn’t those guys. It was Suckre, Nance Jr, Williams, Young and Frazier.

    2. You have some semblance of proper writing skills, which suggest some lvel of intelligence and education. And yet your logic skills get lost in absolutions.

      I can’t tell if you are trying to make a point, trying to be funny, or just a troll….

    3. ‘It’s just summer league’
      ‘It’s just preseason’

      lolol they’ve been making the same excuses for the last 4 years. Delusional Faker fan boys refuse to face reality that they’re the new Timberwolves of the NBA.

      1. ‘we’ll win it next year’
        ‘I was always a Clippers fan’
        ‘We still did better than the Lakers did’
        ‘Insert empty excuse here’
        ‘yes I watch the Lakers more than the Clippers, but I think the Clippers are more relevant’

        1. lol seek help kid, you’re in need of a reality check. It’s the 2016 NBA season not 2000 anymore.

          1. You don’t seem to realize that the Clippers are the Timberwolves of the NBA. Never been to the finals, never won a damn thing, had a few years of playoff success which ultimately lead to nothing, that window closed, and normal service resumed, poor draft picks, envious of all the other teams. The Clippers will forever be the Timberwolves of the NBA. You will rebuild, go nowhere and start rebuilding again. Your window for success is closing incredibly fast and that is what scares you, and what drives you to take pleasure in other’s misfortunes, because you know deep down that yours are soon to begin again. Although I suspect you aren’t really even a Clippers fan, as you are on here 24/7, and thus none of this even applies to you.

          2. The wolves went to the western conference finals in 04 something that the flippers never did yet

          3. here’s a reality check

            How the Clippers became a good team:
            1) CP3 botched trade to Lakers (so Clippers got him)
            2) 23-59 record before landing Griffin with No 1 pick
            3) NBA conspiracy to have two large market teams in LA.

            These two superstars didn’t end up in that ugly bubble gum uniform because you Clippers did anything exceptional. You landed them because you sucked for 45+ years and finally had some rub of the green going your way.

  • Randle is great; Kobe is great; Russell is great; Clarkson is great; Hibbert is great. And that’s why Lakers have a perfect record in preseason.

    1. The Lakers record is more of a reflection of the guys who aren’t listed here than those who are. Look who they ended the game with in OT against Utah? Wasn’t those guys. It was Suckre, Nance Jr, Williams, Young and Frazier.

    2. You have some semblance of proper writing skills, which suggest some lvel of intelligence and education. And yet your logic skills get lost in absolutions.

      I can’t tell if you are trying to make a point, trying to be funny, or just a troll….

    3. ‘It’s just summer league’
      ‘It’s just preseason’

      lolol they’ve been making the same excuses for the last 4 years. Delusional Faker fan boys refuse to face reality that they’re the new Timberwolves of the NBA.

      1. ‘we’ll win it next year’
        ‘I was always a Clippers fan’
        ‘We still did better than the Lakers did’
        ‘Insert empty excuse here’
        ‘yes I watch the Lakers more than the Clippers, but I think the Clippers are more relevant’

        1. lol seek help kid, you’re in need of a reality check. It’s the 2016 NBA season not 2000 anymore.

          1. You don’t seem to realize that the Clippers are the Timberwolves of the NBA. Never been to the finals, never won a damn thing, had a few years of playoff success which ultimately lead to nothing, that window closed, and normal service resumed, poor draft picks, envious of all the other teams. The Clippers will forever be the Timberwolves of the NBA. You will rebuild, go nowhere and start rebuilding again. Your window for success is closing incredibly fast and that is what scares you, and what drives you to take pleasure in other’s misfortunes, because you know deep down that your’s are soon to begin again. Although I suspect you aren’t really even a Clippers fan, as you are on here 24/7, and thus none of this even applies to you.

          2. The wolves went to the western conference finals in 04 something that the flippers never did yet

          3. here’s a reality check

            How the Clippers became a good team:
            1) CP3 botched trade to Lakers (so Clippers got him)
            2) 23-59 record before landing Griffin with No 1 pick
            3) NBA conspiracy to have two large market teams in LA.

            These two superstars didn’t end up in that ugly bubble gum uniform because you Clippers did anything exceptional. You landed them because you sucked for 45+ years and finally had some rub of the green going your way.

  • Clippers didn’t improve much in the offseason, and are already thinking they can win a championship. Let have to figure out how to get out of the 2nd round first…. Then the 3rd…. and finally to win the 4th.

  • U mean the same clippers that the raptors blew out by 21 ??? Cuz they barely beat us by eight with 3rd stringers on the floor
    #WatchYaMouth

  • 0-46 vs Championships. Haha πŸ™‚

    It’s funny how Clippers fans look at 7 games as some sort of victory. Whereas, Lakers fans only look at a Championship as a victory.

    Let’s ask the Clippers fans a question:
    How many selfie banners does it take to cover the lakers Championship banners? And how many Clippers “greats” have their number hanging in the Staples Center rafters.
    — Honestly I want to know.

    1. Clipper’s good players won’t be great until they transfer to another team Nyahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • Revisiting the 2014 Draft
    1) Wiggins – Could be a legend
    2) Parker – Carmelo Anthony p.II?
    3) Embiid – Greg Oden p.II?
    4) Gordon – Is he even relevant?
    5) Exum – Kobe-lite?
    6) Smart – I bet Ainge wishes he picked someone else despite the talent.
    7) Randle – Sir Charles p. II?

    I remember Mitch almost jumped out of his seat to pick Randle. When things settle Mitch might have found one of the best picks of 2014.

    And I admit that hated that Mitch picked “T-Rex” for the first few days and that I’m 0-2 in my draft analysis for 2014/2015! <- Vdogg is my draft guru from now on!

    1. orlando will forever regret not drafting randle over gordon, randle should have gone top 5 and lavine to us with the 7th pick but the basketball gods favored us that day

      1. If LaVine dropped to us and we nabbed Clarkson later, we’d probably be sitting on Okafor now when you think about it. We wouldn’t have needed Russell.

        Clarkson, LaVine, Okafor

        We’d be trying to fill in a PF spot and we wouldn’t have Hibbert. There would be a glaring defensive deficiency there in the front court. Then again, the Lakers might have done even better than last year with LaVine and Clarkson and not ended up with the Russell pick at all. It could be in Philly right now and we’d be building the roster different. Kinda glad it ended up the way it did. Instead of just LaVine and Clarkson we have Russell, Clarkson and Randle. Add in that getting Russell meant also picking up Hibbert.

        1. Who knows we could’ve probably landed Lamarcus if we had Clarkson, Lavine and Okafor but with that being said, we still would’ve sucked since Byron was trying to tank lowkey.

          1. Aldridge wanting something that could win “now”. He also wanted to be close to home which was already in Texas. Even if the Lakers had Clarkson, LaVine and Okafor, Aldridge would still be sitting on a young rebuilding team, not one that’s ready to compete now.

      2. Honestly, i remember some laker fans wanted Smart with the 7th pick. Glad the Celtics got him though. Look at Clarkson out playing Smart in all those match ups they had last season.

    2. You, just like your guru Vdogg are so out of touch with the real world…Randles career will be a quick and injury proned one the guy is reckless and we all know where reckless athletes end up..

      1. Reckless.. Are we watching the same games?

        School must be out and detention over…. The trolls are appearing.

    3. don’t discount gordon. he missed most of last season. kid is really good on the defensive end. definitely the 2014 draft was one of the better ones in recent years. i’d say Wiggins and Randle will emerge as the best. i like the parker-melo comparison. Smart can be good but has a terrible jump shot.

  • Revisiting the 2014 Draft
    1) Wiggins – Could be a legend
    2) Parker – Carmelo Anthony p.II?
    3) Embiid – Greg Oden p.II?
    4) Gordon – Is he even relevant?
    5) Exum – Kobe-lite?
    6) Smart – I bet Ainge wishes he picked someone else despite the talent.
    7) Randle – Sir Charles p. II?

    I remember Mitch almost jumped out of his seat to pick Randle. When things settle Mitch might have found one of the best picks of 2014.

    And I admit that hated that Mitch picked “T-Rex” for the first few days and that I’m 0-2 in my draft analysis for 2014 & 2015! <- Vdogg is my draft guru from now on!

    1. orlando will forever regret not drafting randle over gordon, randle should have gone top 5 and lavine to us with the 7th pick but the basketball gods favored us that day

      1. If LaVine dropped to us and we nabbed Clarkson later, we’d probably be sitting on Okafor now when you think about it. We wouldn’t have needed Russell.

        Clarkson, LaVine, Okafor

        We’d be trying to fill in a PF spot and we wouldn’t have Hibbert. There would be a glaring defensive deficiency there in the front court. Then again, the Lakers might have done even better than last year with LaVine and Clarkson and not ended up with the Russell pick at all. It could be in Philly right now and we’d be building the roster different. Kinda glad it ended up the way it did. Instead of just LaVine and Clarkson we have Russell, Clarkson and Randle. Add in that getting Russell meant also picking up Hibbert.

        1. Who knows we could’ve probably landed Lamarcus if we had Clarkson, Lavine and Okafor but with that being said, we still would’ve sucked since Byron was trying to tank lowkey.

          1. Aldridge wanting something that could win “now”. He also wanted to be close to home which was already in Texas. Even if the Lakers had Clarkson, LaVine and Okafor, Aldridge would still be sitting on a young rebuilding team, not one that’s ready to compete now.

      2. Honestly, i remember some laker fans wanted Smart with the 7th pick. Glad the Celtics got him though. Look at Clarkson out playing Smart in all those match ups they had last season.

    2. You, just like your guru boyfriend Vdogg are so out of touch with the real world…Randles career will be a quick and injury proned one the guy is reckless and we all know where reckless athletes end up..

      1. Reckless.. Are we watching the same games?

        School must be out and detention over…. The trolls are appearing.

    3. don’t discount gordon. he missed most of last season. kid is really good on the defensive end. definitely the 2014 draft was one of the better ones in recent years. i’d say Wiggins and Randle will emerge as the best. i like the parker-melo comparison. Smart can be good but has a terrible jump shot.

  • There are special groups for people in your condition, you should be treated inmediatly, i canΒ΄t stress this enough.

  • Nba tv Lakers team preview is on with Mike Dantoni, sadly he knows what he’s talking about, this team would be niiiice in Dantoni system with the one five pick n roll randle and Russell are perfect and we got swaggy, Clarkson, and lou! Don’t knock me just yet i mean hell Byron Scott systems and defense doesn’t upstage Dantoni so far!… also Brian Shaw just broke down how to beat the Lakers in Byron system and he was spot on! Lakers exsposed! I’m not joking or trollin I’m a die hard… shit was accurate as fuck!

    1. They’re probably right, but it’s not like it would make much of a difference either way this season – – maybe 5 more wins than they would have under Scott…at best.

    2. Yeah, I hate to say it, but I think Dantoni could work wonders with this young Lakers squad. Say what you will about him as a coach, but players always said they loved his system. At the same time, when Dantoni was coach the Lakers would score in the 110’s and still lose by 20+ points! That shit is inexcusable. I’m not a fan of BS, but one thing I will say is that, since he’s been coach, the Lakers always seemed to compete and stay in games late. Having said that, I’d still like to see this team under Dantoni’s Run ‘n Gun offense.

      1. I agree, with Byron Scott there were more of a fight, with Dantoni they would score a lot but the team would always out score them

  • Nba tv Lakers team preview is on with Mike Dantoni, sadly he knows what he’s talking about, this team would be niiiice in Dantoni system with the one five pick n roll randle and Russell are perfect and we got swaggy, Clarkson, and lou! Don’t knock me just yet i mean hell Byron Scott systems and defense doesn’t upstage Dantoni so far!… also Brian Shaw just broke down how to beat the Lakers in Byron system and he was spot on! Lakers exsposed! I’m not joking or trollin I’m a die hard… shit was accurate as fuck!

    1. They’re probably right, but it’s not like it would make much of a difference either way this season – – maybe 5 more wins than they would have under Scott…at best.

    2. Yeah, I hate to say it, but I think Dantoni could work wonders with this young Lakers squad. Say what you will about him as a coach, but players always said they loved his system. At the same time, when Dantoni was coach the Lakers would score in the 110’s and still lose by 20+ points! That shit is inexcusable. I’m not a fan of BS, but one thing I will say is that, since he’s been coach, the Lakers always seemed to compete and stay in games late. Having said that, I’d still like to see this team under Dantoni’s Run ‘n Gun offense.

      1. I agree, with Byron Scott there were more of a fight, with Dantoni they would score a lot but the team would always out score them

  • I dont think people quite understand that the Lakers just suck. deal with it. There’ll be lucky to win 20 games this season. FACT. As for Upshaw you people need to get ur heads out of ur asses. He really doesn’t need to prove anything just more playing time thats all and he’ll get better and better. He played very well for his 1st time time out there blocking shots altering shots and has some offensive skill. Overall the guy is easily and upgrade over anyone on the roster right now for backup. People want him to do some thing out of this world in order to get some love for delusional fans thats what hes required to do cuz he has no credibility. pathetic kids :D!!!!

    1. You are retarded. FACT. See how I put FACT at the end there to emphasize my point? It’s not a fact that you are retarded, but all the evidence points to that being likely the case.

      1. LOL. only a moron would state his slanted OPINION and then punctuate it with the word “fact”. and if you’re looking for a moron — someone who is truly stupid — look no further than shhhit for brains joshhh. there are no IQ tests here on lakersnation, but if you write the term “cereal killer”.. well, you’re too dumb to live.

    2. i don’t think anyone expects him to do anything “out of this world.” i think everyone admits that the kid needs time to grow. the best part about upshaw is he can shoot free throws and that 12-14 feet jumper. i agree that he should be the backup. but sadly, tarik black will get that role.

  • I dont think people quite understand that the Lakers just suck. deal with it. There’ll be lucky to win 20 games this season. FACT. As for Upshaw you people need to get ur heads out of ur asses. He really doesn’t need to prove anything just more playing time thats all and he’ll get better and better. He played very well for his 1st time time out there blocking shots altering shots and has some offensive skill. Overall the guy is easily and upgrade over anyone on the roster right now for backup. People want him to do some thing out of this world in order to get some love for delusional fans thats what hes required to do cuz he has no credibility. pathetic kids :D!!!!

    1. You are retarded. FACT. See how I put FACT at the end there to emphasize my point? It’s not a fact that you are retarded, but all the evidence points to that being likely the case.

      1. LOL. only a moron would state his slanted OPINION and then punctuate it with the word “fact”. and if you’re looking for a moron — someone who is truly stupid — look no further than shhhit for brains joshhh. there are no IQ tests here on lakersnation, but if you write the term “cereal killer”.. well, you’re too dumb to live.

    2. i don’t think anyone expects him to do anything “out of this world.” i think everyone admits that the kid needs time to grow. the best part about upshaw is he can shoot free throws and that 12-14 feet jumper. i agree that he should be the backup. but sadly, tarik black will get that role.

  • clippers= 0 nba championships
    LAKERS= 16 NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS
    can you read that fool?
    16 VS ZERO!

  • I have to admit I was a non believer in Randel until the past two games, but now I see why the Lakers are so high on him. He’s gonna be really good. There is light at the end of the tunnel and this is going to be fun to watch these young dudes grow. I feel that we have a new identity brewing and it’s so much better than last year when it was just bleak. And Kobe is looking dam good too. Go Lakers.

    1. if we rated two players on a scale from 1 to 10 what would you rate carlos boozer and julius randle?
      one guy id rate about a 3 the other a 8.5 or 9.
      lets see if you can guess which number refers to which guy!!

      1. hey boozer was a decent player when he was with Jazz and Bulls. age just caught up with him. he definitely wasn’t on the scrub-level of the other scrubs we had last year. you know who lol.

  • I have to admit I was a non believer in Randel until the past two games, but now I see why the Lakers are so high on him. He’s gonna be really good. There is light at the end of the tunnel and this is going to be fun to watch these young dudes grow. I feel that we have a new identity brewing and it’s so much better than last year when it was just bleak. And Kobe is looking dam good too. Go Lakers.

    1. if we rated two players on a scale from 1 to 10 what would you rate carlos boozer and julius randle?
      one guy id rate about a 3 the other a 8.5 or 9.
      lets see if you can guess which number refers to which guy!!

      1. hey boozer was a decent player when he was with Jazz and Bulls. age just caught up with him. he definitely wasn’t on the scrub-level of the other scrubs we had last year. you know who lol.

  • Lakers preseason this year is 0-3.

    Last year with Lin you guys were 3-5 in the preseason. So mathematically speaking, Lakers are gonna suck even more this year. It’s looking bad. I don’t care how much you hype Randle, but pretty much every player on your team is a ME baller and not a team baller.

    Kobe only looks good right now cause he’s not bricking all the shots like last season. He’s taking less shots and sitting more. He’s learning but the coach isn’t.

    1. keep ‘up voting’ your own lame posts. that will make them seem less ridiculous. yeah, that’s the ticket.

        1. yes, these preseason contests mean absolutely everything. LOL. could you know any less about basketball?

          1. i don’t care how optimistic you are about this season. Keep making up excuses for how bad Lakers really are. You weren’t this optimistic last season when you were saying “Lets tank for a pick”. What has the tank done? Nothing.

          2. that tanking didn’t help and you lost 4 of your top players to a different team. LOL

          3. yes, if only we had held on to those “top” players who led us to 21 wins last season.

            damn!

            HAHAHAHAHA

          4. Yah, you blame the players and not the coach. We’ll see this season how many wins you’ll get. I’m predicting around 5. If you are lucky, you’ll get 8 wins.

          5. LOL. you’re hilarious, kiddo. all we can do is laugh at how pathetic you are. lin is gone and the lakers are far better off. you should follow your boy lin and GTFOH

          6. If you can’t accept stats or facts, you are delusional. Fans like you are running Lakers to the ground.

            Your team is 0-3 in preseason against horrible teams yet you think the team is better off this season. This isn’t even a Lin issue anymore. Your team just sucks with or without Lin cause you’re fan base is full of idiots who egg on shitty players and shitty coaches. Learn to praise good players and good coaches and maybe one day Lakers will be able to keep the good players longer than one season and make it to the playoffs again.

          7. preseason means nothing. are you really talking shit about games that don’t matter? yeah, the lakers haven’t been good the last couple of years. but the talent level is better this year, so we’ll see where it goes. lin is gone and this team is far better off for it.

          8. Trust me, preseason means something. You can’t just ignore preseason completely. You’re saying that if Lakers go 0-8 this preseason it doesn’t mean jackshit? Trust me, it means that your team sucks.

            Preseason gives you a glimpse of what the regular season may be like. if you think talent is better this season you are delusional. How is the new PG doing? D. Russell? Is he better than Lin? Do you think he will give you guys 3 free tacos night at Staplescenter? NAH

          9. your obsession with free tacos says everything about your hoops knowledge, or lack thereof. russell will be better than jeremy lin could ever dream of being. and no, preseason doesn’t mean much at all. the fact that you think it does further underlines your incompetence.

          10. “will be”…so that means like in 10 years from now when Lin is retired? LOL

            So you already admit that D. Russell aint on Lin’s level at the moment. Yet you’re the one who was chanting “TANK FOR A PICK” last season. Go have your cake and eat it too.

          11. try ten MONTHS from now, if not sooner. and never once did i come here and write “tank for a pick”. you know nothing about hoops or the lakers. next time, grow a brain before you try and come at me.

          12. you did. You’re lying now.

            Also ten months, so you’re saying at least an entire season. I predict after this season, D. Rus will be on another team like the DFENDERS or flying somewhere else to start his career.

            Your team can’t get anyone decent. I mean, all you got back this season was WORLD METTA PEACE. LOL

            Is your FO trying to bring back all the old championship players from the 90s?

          13. nah. you’re just spewing bullshit again on here. not falling for it. and if you could comprehend english, you’d realize that “if not sooner” means that it likely will be earlier than next season. lin is a role player and nothing more. it’s ironic that you come here ‘for giggles’, and yet you’re the one being constantly laughed at!

          14. That’s why your team sucks. You guys view role players as a bad thing.

            Lin is soft, Lin is this, Lin is that, yet now your team is made up with a bunch of meat heads with no brains or basketball IQ. It’s just all hero ball this season.

          15. yes, and the season hasn’t even started.. but somehow all 82 games are in the books. LOL. do you realize how stupid you sound? here’s a hint — you’ve got ‘shhhit for brains’ joshhh as a supporter on here. that should give you some idea of the intelligence level that the drivel you post on here reflects. and in case you’re too dumb to realize what that level is (which is a strong probability), it’s right down there in the toilet.. you know, like the ones you clean at denny’s!

          16. You’re in denial. You know what, I’m done talking to you. I’m going to go wash my Audi R8 now and netflix and chill with my half black/half japanese girl. You can go back to eating your corn bread that yo mama made you.

          17. holes poked in your flimsy theories.. and then you tuck your tail between your legs and run to your basement to look at kiddie porn. points for consistency, kiddo. go on, jerk yourself a soda.

          18. don’t feed the troll, bro. let it go. its hilarious how guys who claim to hate the Lakers spend so many hours trying to prove their point. just let it go. there’s more to life than NBA, Lakers and Sport.

          19. i didnt know artest was picked in 90’s, and by the lakers? the lakers were good at the 90’s? so many questions, linmad help.

          20. give him an ‘up vote’, bro. i don’t think his self esteem can handle not getting one. he ‘up votes’ his own posts, for God’s sake.

          21. LOL. you really sound pretty suicidal, kiddo. getting back at us HOW? and for WHAT?

          22. nah i’m not. Why would I be suicidal when I’m making a shit ton of money unlike you.

          23. oh yeah? cleaning the toilets at denny’s pays a ‘shit ton’ of money now? LOL

          24. hahaha you don’t know…if you only knew how much money I made you’d be jealous as fuck. I’m going to wrap my Audi R8 next week in chrome vinyl.

          25. i make WAY more than you, i’m sure. and i don’t feel the need to bring it up all the time. good thing you’re not insecure or anything.

          26. haha!! u kids are so hilarious!!!! its like watching cat and dog going back forth with each other :D! .dont bother with vdogg he lives for meaningless convos. he doesn’t reply to anyone but guys who bash the lakers

          27. nice to know, but this is entertaining to me that’s why i like to reply to him. I do this for the giggles.

          28. Pre season this is practice b ball. Lakers woild have won those games if it was the real season fool. Its not how u start its how u finish dummy. You got a lot to learn my blood

    2. “Last year with Lin you guys were 3-5 in the preseason. So mathematically
      speaking, Lakers are gonna suck even more this year. It’s looking bad.”
      =====
      There’s literally no way to refute that kind of “logic”.

      I salute you.

    3. Why u bring up lin hes a below average playee. The guy had a decent year in new york and that was a fluke. He is a back up point guard and hes easily replacesable

  • keep ‘up voting’ your own lame posts. that will make them seem less ridiculous. yeah, that’s the ticket.

      1. yes, these preseason contests mean absolutely everything. LOL. could you know any less about basketball?

        1. i don’t care how optimistic you are about this season. Keep making up excuses for how bad Lakers really are. You weren’t this optimistic last season when you were saying “Lets tank for a pick”. What has the tank done? Nothing.

          1. that tanking didn’t help and you lost 4 of your top players to a different team. LOL

          2. yes, if only we had held on to those “top” players who led us to 21 wins last season.

            damn!

            HAHAHAHAHA

          3. Yah, you blame the players and not the coach. We’ll see this season how many wins you’ll get. I’m predicting around 5. If you are lucky, you’ll get 8 wins.

          4. LOL. you’re hilarious, kiddo. all we can do is laugh at how pathetic you are. lin is gone and the lakers are far better off. you should follow your boy lin and GTFOH

          5. If you can’t accept stats or facts, you are delusional. Fans like you are running Lakers to the ground.

            Your team is 0-3 in preseason against horrible teams yet you think the team is better off this season. This isn’t even a Lin issue anymore. Your team just sucks with or without Lin cause you’re fan base is full of idiots who egg on shitty players and shitty coaches. Learn to praise good players and good coaches and maybe one day Lakers will be able to keep the good players longer than one season and make it to the playoffs again.

          6. preseason means nothing. are you really talking shit about games that don’t matter? yeah, the lakers haven’t been good the last couple of years. but the talent level is better this year, so we’ll see where it goes. lin is gone and this team is far better off for it.

          7. Trust me, preseason means something. You can’t just ignore preseason completely. You’re saying that if Lakers go 0-8 this preseason it doesn’t mean jackshit? Trust me, it means that your team sucks.

            Preseason gives you a glimpse of what the regular season may be like. if you think talent is better this season you are delusional. How is the new PG doing? D. Russell? Is he better than Lin? Do you think he will give you guys 3 free tacos night at Staplescenter? NAH

          8. your obsession with free tacos says everything about your hoops knowledge, or lack thereof. russell will be better than jeremy lin could ever dream of being. and no, preseason doesn’t mean much at all. the fact that you think it does further underlines your incompetence.

          9. “will be”…so that means like in 10 years from now when Lin is retired? LOL

            So you already admit that D. Russell aint on Lin’s level at the moment. Yet you’re the one who was chanting “TANK FOR A PICK” last season. Go have your cake and eat it too.

          10. try ten MONTHS from now, if not sooner. and never once did i come here and write “tank for a pick”. you know nothing about hoops or the lakers. next time, grow a brain before you try and come at me.

          11. you did. You’re lying now.

            Also ten months, so you’re saying at least an entire season. I predict after this season, D. Rus will be on another team like the DFENDERS or flying somewhere else to start his career.

            Your team can’t get anyone decent. I mean, all you got back this season was WORLD METTA PEACE. LOL

            Is your FO trying to bring back all the old championship players from the 90s?

          12. nah. you’re just spewing bullshit again on here. not falling for it. and if you could comprehend english, you’d realize that “if not sooner” means that it likely will be earlier than next season. lin is a role player and nothing more. it’s ironic that you come here ‘for giggles’, and yet you’re the one being constantly laughed at!

          13. That’s why your team sucks. You guys view role players as a bad thing.

            Lin is soft, Lin is this, Lin is that, yet now your team is made up with a bunch of meat heads with no brains or basketball IQ. It’s just all hero ball this season.

          14. yes, and the season hasn’t even started.. but somehow all 82 games are in the books. LOL. do you realize how stupid you sound? here’s a hint — you’ve got ‘shhhit for brains’ joshhh as a supporter on here. that should give you some idea of the intelligence level that the drivel you post on here reflects. and in case you’re too dumb to realize what that level is (which is a strong probability), it’s right down there in the toilet.. you know, like the ones you clean at denny’s!

          15. You’re in denial. You know what, I’m done talking to you. I’m going to go wash my Audi R8 now and netflix and chill with my half black/half japanese girl. You can go back to eating your corn bread that yo mama made you.

          16. holes poked in your flimsy theories.. and then you tuck your tail between your legs and run to your basement to look at kiddie porn. points for consistency, kiddo. go on, jerk yourself a soda.

          17. don’t feed the troll, bro. let it go. its hilarious how guys who claim to hate the Lakers spend so many hours trying to prove their point. just let it go. there’s more to life than NBA, Lakers and Sport.

          18. i didnt know artest was picked in 90’s, and by the lakers? the lakers were good at the 90’s? so many questions, linmad help.

          19. give him an ‘up vote’, bro. i don’t think his self esteem can handle not getting one. he ‘up votes’ his own posts, for God’s sake.

          20. I care about getting back at you guys who were like “tank for next season” like it’s going to change everything around. That’s all.

          21. LOL. you really sound pretty suicidal, kiddo. getting back at us HOW? and for WHAT?

          22. nah i’m not. Why would I be suicidal when I’m making a shit ton of money unlike you.

          23. oh yeah? cleaning the toilets at denny’s pays a ‘shit ton’ of money now? LOL

          24. hahaha you don’t know…if you only knew how much money I made you’d be jealous as fuck. I’m going to wrap my Audi R8 next week in chrome vinyl.

          25. i make WAY more than you, i’m sure. and i don’t feel the need to bring it up all the time. good thing you’re not insecure or anything.

          26. haha!! u kids are so hilarious!!!! its like watching cat and dog going back forth with each other :D! .dont bother with vdogg he lives for meaningless convos. he doesn’t reply to anyone but guys who bash the lakers

          27. nice to know, but this is entertaining to me that’s why i like to reply to him. I do this for the giggles.

          28. Pre season this is practice b ball. Lakers woild have won those games if it was the real season fool. Its not how u start its how u finish dummy. You got a lot to learn my blood

  • “Last year with Lin you guys were 3-5 in the preseason. So mathematically
    speaking, Lakers are gonna suck even more this year. It’s looking bad.”
    =====
    There’s literally no way to refute that kind of “logic”.

    I salute you.

  • It’s just comical how trolls that aren’t even real basketball fans are more worried about and spend a lot more time on Laker boards than blogs of the team they supposedly root for. Half of them are too cowardly to even reveal who their team is(most likely because they aren’t even basketball fans), and the other half for whatever reason. pose as Laker fans who do nothing but trash the team they claim to be a fan of. Goodness, do these sad people need attention that badly? It’s really sad.

    1. Go back to posting your ad on backpage you dirty LA thot. I can easily buy you and fuck your ass in your LA jersey. I’m LINNING.

      1. actually Jeremy Lin is a really nice guy in real life and a very religious guy. If you’re his fan, he must embarrassed of you.

      2. Stop embarrassing yourself man, why are u on this site, you got nothing better to do, you moron

    2. most of them look at LN as an outlet to flush out their insecurities. they must lead pathetic lives and come here to try and feel like hot shots.

  • It’s just comical how trolls that aren’t even real basketball fans are more worried about and spend a lot more time on Laker boards than blogs of the team they supposedly root for. Half of them are too cowardly to even reveal who their team is(most likely because they aren’t even basketball fans), and the other half for whatever reason. pose as Laker fans who do nothing but trash the team they claim to be a fan of. Goodness, do these sad people need attention that badly? It’s really sad.

    1. most of them look at LN as an outlet to flush out their insecurities. they must lead pathetic lives and come here to try and feel like hot shots.

  • Julius Randle as a sophomore will have a bigger impact and better stats than anyone in his draft class including Wiggins…yeah I said it, and ill stand behind it…with that said JR has finally gotten over the mental part of the injury and is attacking, and once he gets even more comfortable with his overall game I believe he will begin to utilize his jumper more so be patient….Alot people here laughed when I said he looked a lot like the next Karl Malone/Charles Barkley type player, but yet here he is as a 20YO showing massive skills and potential along with JC and DLO…I stand by my prediction of 17ppg. 8rpg. 2.5apg. 1bpg. 1spg.for JR, with the Mamba leading the team in overall scoring… I also said we would make the playoffs and its looking likely as long as our bench gets squared away…

  • Julius Randle as a sophomore will have a bigger impact and better stats than anyone in his draft class including Wiggins…yeah I said it, and ill stand behind it…with that said JR has finally gotten over the mental part of the injury and is attacking, and once he gets even more comfortable with his overall game I believe he will begin to utilize his jumper more so be patient….Alot people here laughed when I said he looked a lot like the next Karl Malone/Charles Barkley type player, but yet here he is as a 20YO showing massive skills and potential along with JC and DLO…I stand by my prediction of 17ppg. 8rpg. 2.5apg. 1bpg. 1spg.for JR, with the Mamba leading the team in overall scoring… I also said we would make the playoffs and its looking likely as long as our bench gets squared away…

  • Julius reminds me of Dominique Wilkins…..I would like to see Kobe pass him the “torch” in public… That will help him with his growth and help Kobe’s “image” now that he can take a “slightly” reduced role.

      1. The emphasis help some people understand better. You will be surprised how many people like emphasis on action words. H

  • Julius reminds me of Dominique Wilkins…..I would like to see Kobe pass him the “torch” in public… That will help him with his growth and help Kobe’s “image” now that he can take a “slightly” reduced role.

      1. The emphasis help some people understand better. You will be surprised how many people like emphasis on action words. H

      2. Who “knows”

        He “might” be “quoting” some “sources” a word at a “time”

  • Glad to see Randle improving and gaining confidence. He will have some slumps this season, like all players. It’ll be important to see how he deals with them.

  • Glad to see Randle improving and gaining confidence. He will have some slumps this season, like all players. It’ll be important to see how he deals with them.

  • lmfao @ laker fans who are trying to say they will be a 7th or 8th seed sooo sad and hilariousss!!!! #tankforever #lakernation

    1. can sense the insecurity in your tone. been secretly watching randle and clarkson show their skills? good. good. stay in the closet, bro. you know how good these two kids are going to turn into. lol sadists like you who wish bad for others (or in this case other teams) will disappear from the internet in a few years.

  • can sense the insecurity in your tone. been secretly watching randle and clarkson show their skills? good. good. stay in the closet, bro. you know how good these two kids are going to turn into. lol sadists like you who wish bad for others (or in this case other teams) will disappear from the internet in a few years.

  • actually Jeremy Lin is a really nice guy in real life and a very religious guy. If you’re his fan, he must embarrassed of you.

  • Why u bring up lin hes a below average playee. The guy had a decent year in new york and that was a fluke. He is a back up point guard and hes easily replacesable

  • It’s to late for me to ever consider Kobe to be a good team mate or a class act. Have at it troll accusers!

  • It’s to late for me to ever consider Kobe to be a good team mate or a class act. Have at it troll accusers!

  • Stop embarrassing yourself man, why are u on this site, you got nothing better to do, you moron

  • I think Randle is going to be everything people hope he will be. I watched him from here last night, and was blown away with how he affects every play whenever he touches the ball. And he’s just starting. The criticisms of his game last night are nit-picking, because this guy’s got “it.” I don’t know how Russell will turn out, but Randle is going to dominate games.

  • I think Randle is going to be everything people hope he will be. I watched him from here last night, and was blown away with how he affects every play whenever he touches the ball. Whenever he touches the ball, it affects every other player on the floor. And he’s just starting. The criticisms of his game last night are nit-picking, because this guy’s got “it.” I don’t know how Russell will turn out, but Randle is going to dominate games.

  • Anthony Brown, 6’7″ Stanford Superstar, I would love to see Anthony get some serious minutes Sunday – Anthony Brown may need another look AT, from a defense and offensive side of things. Loved him at Stanford, I think Anthony may bring some solid play, to our Laker future, Anthony is 22 yo. I say give Anthony the minutes, rather than MWP, simply cuz Anthony can cover more ground on D, moves really well without the ball on the offense, very active. Love to see some more preseason minutes with Anthony Brown, sure he is fighting for a spot. Just don’t want to miss something, thats all.

  • Anthony Brown, 6’7″ Stanford Superstar, I would love to see Anthony get some serious minutes Sunday – Anthony Brown may need another look AT, from a defense and offensive side of things. Loved him at Stanford, I think Anthony may bring some solid play, to our Laker future, Anthony is 22 yo. I say give Anthony the minutes, rather than MWP, simply cuz Anthony can cover more ground on D, moves really well without the ball on the offense, very active. Love to see some more preseason minutes with Anthony Brown, sure he is fighting for a spot. Just don’t want to miss something, thats all.

      1. Calling someone a bust before they’ve played a single NBA game = noob city.

        Even making that statement after this whole season, AND next season would be silly.

        1. Randle has the it factor.

          Jc is good. And he has great work ethic and determination that can only be described as Kobe like. However, we cannot forget he is much older than these other rooks. So not only is his ceiling closer/smaller, but he has come out blazing due to his age/experience advantage

        2. JC was amazing last season. But Julius is so dominant i forget JC on the floor. thats just how good julius is. Hes having big games in preseason & only playing like 25 minutes or less. Hell he might average 15-8-4 next season

        1. Until he proves otherwise, that’s his potential on my list. Yes, he’s young…but he has to be more aggressive and a little tougher skinned. Yes, he shows flashes of brilliance, but nothing wow YET.

          As we’ve seen little of him, I think it’s far fetched to name him a future all star.

          But, I will say… it’s not unheard of to have a sixth man be an all star. So we both could be correct

    1. Randle = great potential, bright future. Clarkson = average player. Russell = future member of “biggest NBA draft busts” list.

      1. Calling someone a bust before they’ve played a single NBA game = noob city.

        Even making that statement after this whole season, AND next season would be silly.

        1. Randle has the it factor.

          Jc is good. And he has great work ethic and determination that can only be described as Kobe like. However, we cannot forget he is much older than these other rooks. So not only is his ceiling closer/smaller, but he has come out blazing due to his age/experience advantage

        2. JC was amazing last season. But Julius is so dominant i forget JC on the floor. thats just how good julius is. Hes having big games in preseason & only playing like 25 minutes or less. Hell he might average 15-8-4 next season

        1. Until he proves otherwise, that’s his potential on my list. Yes, he’s young…but he has to be more aggressive and a little tougher skinned. Yes, he shows flashes of brilliance, but nothing wow YET.

          As we’ve seen little of him, I think it’s far fetched to name him a future all star.

          But, I will say… it’s not unheard of to have a sixth man be an all star. So we both could be correct

  • I’m not going to lie, Clippers made history last playoffs. They barely beat the Spurs and moved on to the Rockets and went up 3-1 on them, ready to move on to the Finals. Then History happened, where they joined the elite status of only 8 teams to ever have choked a series with a three-one lead. That’s rarefied air right there.

  • Julius Randle looks like Lebron without a jumper. Hes to big, fast, & strong for opposing players. I remember before we picked him people was saying we should draft Vonleh. Im glad we got Randle.

    1. Vonleh isn’t even with the hornets anymore… He’s with the Blazers now and that’s all you need to know about him.

      Randle is going to be the best player from the 2014 draft with Wiggins a close second and Parker behind him

      1. jc will hopefully be a top 5 pick from the 2014 draft. his per 36 numbers were better then wiggens last seaon

  • Julius Randle looks like Lebron without a jumper. Hes to big, fast, & strong for opposing players. I remember before we picked him people was saying we should draft Vonleh. Im glad we got Randle.

    1. Vonleh isn’t even with the hornets anymore… He’s with the Blazers now and that’s all you need to know about him.

      Randle is going to be the best player from the 2014 draft with Wiggins a close second and Parker behind him

      1. jc will hopefully be a top 5 pick from the 2014 draft. his per 36 numbers were better then wiggens last seaon

  • Whether we all like it or not, the direction of this man and this trio RCR is awfully very promising. given the proper training ,team. and environment. There’s nothing to stop them now except just a catasthrophic injury. Their future development is Lakers top priority. More than anything. This kid can ball ,man!!!

  • Whether we all like it or not, the direction of this man and this trio RCR is awfully very promising. given the proper training ,team. and environment. There’s nothing to stop them now except just a catasthrophic injury. Their future development is Lakers top priority. More than anything. This kid can ball ,man!!!

  • I like how Kobe has looked in the last two pre-season games. This season, I’d like him to average around 20 points per game, on at least 46 percent shooting from the field.

    And I wanna know if there’s gonna be any Lakers reporter, that will be brave enough to ask Kobe about the D-Fish vs. Matt Barnes incident. I mean, it’s not like Kobe’s “death stare” is actually fatal…..at least I don’t think it is. LOL

  • I like how Kobe has looked in the last two pre-season games. This season, I’d like him to average around 20 points per game, on at least 46 percent shooting from the field.

  • 2015-16 Identity, bread and butter, Upshaw / Kobe pick
    ‘n POP. A guaranteed cash money, on the Rook / Vet DUO, pick and roll
    !!!

  • 2015-16 Identity, bread and butter, Upshaw / Kobe pick
    ‘n POP. A guaranteed cash money, on the Rook / Vet DUO, pick and roll
    !!!

  • Would like to see russell jc Nance Randle and black on the floor for a 5 min stretch just to see if black is worth hanging onto. The other 4 are keepers but black may just not be worth more than an end of the bench 5. Also and I will get killed on this but would like to see Kelly paired up with anybody other than bass. I thought he had improved but being paired with bass killed him. Idk why bass still gets time other than keeping his trade value from hitting rock bottom.

    1. I totally agree with this. Seems if they are playing Bass to enhance trade value, then playing him at the 5 is counterproductive. Bass has just looked bad as a 5. We should be giving time to Black to see if we want to resign him next year. Kelly looked good I thought to begin the year. It was Bass that was a disaster. Kelly & Black may work and it’s at least worth a look.

      Lou, Young, Nance, Kelly, Black could be a very good lineup. You have 4 shooters to spread the floor and can run P&R with Lou, Black. Defensively it wouldn’t be the greatest but it also wouldn’t be the worst.

      1. nance jr over bass right now at the 5, since bass cant play center, he is one of the odd man out(with sacre,kelly and probably tarik if team can find a better backup)

    2. Bass has actually been productive when playing in the right position. Had Byron simply played him at power forward and not played him him at center, his performance would have looked much different up to now.

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