Kobe Bryant’s Message To Lakers Fans: ‘Just Freak Out’
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Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

After the worst win percentage in franchise history last season, the Los Angeles Lakers made numerous changes to their roster highlighted by D’Angelo Russell and Roy Hibbert. With a nice mix of veterans and young prospects, the Lakers were expected to be more competitive.

Through the first four games of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Lakers are winless and Kobe Bryant’s struggles have been magnified. While Kobe is averaging 15.8 points, he is only shooting 32 percent from the field. Following the loss to the Denver Nuggets last night, Kobe had a message to Lakers fans according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes:

With the Lakers adding more talent during the off-season, there is excitement surrounding the young core of D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. While Randle and Clarkson are playing well, Russell is still learning his role, but has made progress with every game.

After playing four teams that will likely not make the playoffs, the Lakers will now begin a five-game road trip on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. After the Nets, the Lakers will play the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Dallas Mavericks.

WTF does that even mean? Is it sarcastic? Is he saying that because him freaking out over his own play helped his soul? I don’t get it.

  • WTF does that even mean? Is it sarcastic? Is he saying that because him freaking out over his own play helped his soul? I don’t get it.

  • Kobe has never been one to call out a coach maybe he is just trying to create panic so the FO feels some heat.

  • Kobe has never been one to call out a coach maybe he is just trying to create panic so the FO feels some heat.

  • It seemed sarcastic, but I guess I would have to watch the actual interview to know.

  • It seemed sarcastic, but I guess I would have to watch the actual interview to know.

  • The sad part is we haven’t played a good team yet and we won’t on Friday either. If we can’t beat Brooklyn then we can easily start 0-10 at least… depressing.

  • The sad part is we haven’t played a good team yet and we won’t on Friday either. If we can’t beat Brooklyn then we can easily start 0-10 at least… depressing.

  • No thanks, I am fine Kobe. Enjoying Randle, Clarkson and Russell. Developing as expected. But if you need to freak out, go ahead.

  • . . . The Black Mamba (30’s are new 20’s), has yet to have his “Break-Out” game for this Season, just a little “Rusty” but should begin warming up soon

    . . . Coach has Starting Rotation “backwards”. And the upcoming fifth game of season, still “Tweaking” substitutions

    . . . Lou Williams, is / has been a “gift” to P&G

    . . . Wonder if Upshaw is working Hard, with Kareem – Sure could use his Rim Protection to clog the middle on D, for Kobe

    . . . about 95% positive D’Angelo was the “Wrong” choice – Not NBA ready, too many Guards already

  • No thanks, I am fine Kobe. Enjoying Randle, Clarkson and Russell. Developing as expected. But if you need to freak out, go ahead.

  • . . . The Black Mamba (30’s are new 20’s), has yet to have his “Break-Out” game for this Season, just a little “Rusty” but should begin warming up soon

    . . . Coach has Starting Rotation “backwards”. And the upcoming fifth game of season, still “Tweaking” substitutions

    . . . Lou Williams, is / has been a “gift” to P&G

    . . . Wonder if Upshaw is working Hard, with Kareem – Sure could use his Rim Protection to clog the middle on D, for Kobe

    . . . about 95% positive D’Angelo was the “Wrong” choice – Not NBA ready, too many Guards already

  • mason & ireland were just grading the top 10 picks on how they’ve looked so far(preseason and summer league included) and russell was the only one with a bad grade, mostly because of him being the 2nd pick and not really showing much so far.

  • mason & ireland were just grading the top 10 picks on how they’ve looked so far(preseason and summer league included) and russell was the only one with a bad grade, mostly because of him being the 2nd pick and not really showing much so far.

  • I can agree with that. I do think he has looked better each game though. By mid season I think he will be a producing much better. As a rookie he looks fine, as a #2 pick he has been disappointing. It isn’t a sprint.

  • Well, the convention is that the number 1,2 and 3 picks should be NBA ready enough to contribute from the get go on poor teams. I’m still undecided on Russell as he could very well turn out well. However, its pretty clear that a guy like that should not have been the second pick

  • I can agree with that. I do think he has looked better each game though. By mid season I think he will be a producing much better. As a rookie he looks fine, as a #2 pick he has been disappointing. It isn’t a sprint.

  • Well, the convention is that the number 1,2 and 3 picks should be NBA ready enough to contribute from the get go on poor teams. I’m still undecided on Russell as he could very well turn out well. However, its pretty clear that a guy like that should not have been the second pick

  • its noteventhat7 points thats what you expectf rom a garbage time player not a starter!

  • its noteventhat7 points thats what you expectf rom a garbage time player not a starter!

  • I expect a person with an aprropiate picture not a monster on itbutit is that some people are loser and cant get a real identity like you!

  • If you thought this team was going to compete in the West…freak out. If you thought that they wouldn’t and would be developing guys (like myself)…no need to freak out just the way it is and has been.

  • I expect a person with an aprropiate picture not a monster on itbutit is that some people are loser and cant get a real identity like you!

  • If you thought this team was going to compete in the West…freak out. If you thought that they wouldn’t and would be developing guys (like myself)…no need to freak out just the way it is and has been.

  • maybe russell should have waited one more year in college before entering the draft, what do you guys think?

  • You think he would have been picked 1? Only reason I can think of. But is one spot that much different? Pay is a little more, but too risky.

  • maybe russell should have waited one more year in college before entering the draft, what do you guys think?

  • You think he would have been picked 1? Only reason I can think of. But is one spot that much different? Pay is a little more, but too risky.

  • I’m really at that point to not “freak out.” More like “what’s new?” Lakers have been like this for years now. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Lakers all day, every day, and will continue watching them post-Kobe era. It’s this rebuilding process that keeps stalling because we keep getting different players every year, and in 2-3 years time, Lakers would consider firing the head coach. Stick with one freakin’ squad! ISO’s and this Princeton offense, if you even call it offense at all, has to go out the window. Lakers are not going anywhere with that slow paced offense. All I see is people standing around, there’s no motion going on whatsoever. To be fair, they actually played well in the first half last night against the Nuggets. But they STILL blew it in the second half doing their own thing. Consistency. That’s all I got to say about these Lakers.

  • I mean are they are delusional were getting beat up and laughed at and yet lakers management seems content on wanting to lose everything!

  • I’m really at that point to not “freak out.” More like “what’s new?” Lakers have been like this for years now. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Lakers all day, every day, and will continue watching them post-Kobe era. It’s this rebuilding process that keeps stalling because we keep getting different players every year, and in 2-3 years time, Lakers would consider firing the head coach. Stick with one freakin’ squad! ISO’s and this Princeton offense, if you even call it offense at all, has to go out the window. Lakers are not going anywhere with that slow paced offense. All I see is people standing around, there’s no motion going on whatsoever. To be fair, they actually played well in the first half last night against the Nuggets. But they STILL blew it in the second half doing their own thing. Consistency. That’s all I got to say about these Lakers.

  • I mean are they are delusional were getting beat up and laughed at and yet lakers management seems content on wanting to lose everything!

  • No don’t freak out everybody. We are the Lakers, and we always go through those bad times but always find a way out. Am I right or am I right??? Never a time will we be one of those teams that never see the light at the end of the tunnel (Clippers). Kobe is just feeling down on himself and hesitating about not being his old form. He will soon pull through and find his role on our young team as soon as he passes the torch. I see great things in my mans Julius and Jordan. And as for D.Russ, he’s 19, a freakin kid. He’s still learning from the best of the best, so calm down everybody. As for this season, if we do happen to flop so bad, we can get a top 3 pick. And even if we don’t keep the pick, we still got a growing trio ahead of us who have plenty of time to build chemistry amongst each other ( think Okc). Give them time people. Then, that’s when big things will happen…and everybody will go back to hating us so bad of course?…. ~iHoop

  • Anyone see the ad above here that shows “7 Athletes Who Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead” with Kobe’s picture… Site is trolling with ads haha.

  • No don’t freak out everybody. We are the Lakers, and we always go through those bad times but always find a way out. Am I right or am I right??? Never a time will we be one of those teams that never see the light at the end of the tunnel (Clippers). Kobe is just feeling down on himself and hesitating about not being his old form. He will soon pull through and find his role on our young team as soon as he passes the torch. I see great things in my mans Julius and Jordan. And as for D.Russ, he’s 19, a freakin kid. He’s still learning from the best of the best, so calm down everybody. As for this season, if we do happen to flop so bad, we can get a top 3 pick. And even if we don’t keep the pick, we still got a growing trio ahead of us who have plenty of time to build chemistry amongst each other ( think Okc). Give them time people. Then, that’s when big things will happen…and everybody will go back to hating us so bad of course?…. ~iHoop

  • Anyone see the ad above here that shows “7 Athletes Who Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead” with Kobe’s picture… Site is trolling with ads haha.

  • stop this 19yearsold, kg, lb and kobe were tearing things up at that age and they started in before that age at 17 or18!

  • Yep, amen! We are just starting the rebuild. Going to take time but I have faith we will be hanging more banners in a few years.

  • People are already saying D’Angelo is a bust. You can’t expect a 19 year old to turn a franchise around. Note, “teen.” It’s a process. And I’m glad we’re heading somewhere with JC, Randle, and DLo as the cornerstones of this franchise for years to come.

  • Left College, because Couldn’t cut it academically

    Mitch is the only “One” trying to make D’lo famous.

    Based on what I seen: summer League; Preseason; first four games of D’lo, pretty sure D’Angelo would have went un Drafted, Bruh

  • stop this 19yearsold, kg, lb and kobe were tearing things up at that age and they started in before that age at 17 or18!

  • Yep, amen! We are just starting the rebuild. Going to take time but I have faith we will be hanging more banners in a few years.

  • People are already saying D’Angelo is a bust. You can’t expect a 19 year old to turn a franchise around. Note, “teen.” It’s a process. And I’m glad we’re heading somewhere with JC, Randle, and DLo as the cornerstones of this franchise for years to come.

  • Left College, because Couldn’t cut it academically

    Mitch is the only “One” trying to make D’lo famous.

    Based on what I seen: summer League; Preseason; first four games of D’lo, pretty sure D’Angelo would have went un Drafted, Bruh

  • why are people mad at the FO (when right before the season the same people were screaming that this roster was top 8 in the west)? You were happy but when reality hits you scream at Mitch because you’re own expectations were too high.

  • why are people mad at the FO (when right before the season the same people were screaming that this roster was top 8 in the west)? You were happy but when reality hits you scream at Mitch because you’re own expectations were too high.

  • I was going to click on that, but I decided to look at “30 Female Athletes with Jaw-Dropping Beauty” instead.

  • I was going to click on that, but I decided to look at “30 Female Athletes with Jaw-Dropping Beauty” instead.

  • heading somewhere no liess are you deaf idiot where getting nowhere andthatsprogress fool where suppose to improve by building a winning confidence!

  • Russell is the number 4 option in this offense behind Randle, Clarkson and Kobe…dude needs to be more aggressive if he wants to climb that list.

  • heading somewhere no liess are you deaf idiot where getting nowhere andthatsprogress fool where suppose to improve by building a winning confidence!

  • Russell is the number 4 option in this offense behind Randle, Clarkson and Kobe…dude needs to be more aggressive if he wants to climb that list.

  • d’lo is a bust – 19 yo belongs in D League, If That

    Huertas, Williams, Kobe, Nick Young, even Clarkson deserve the minutes

  • d’lo is a bust – 19 yo belongs in D League, If That

    Huertas, Williams, Kobe, Nick Young, even Clarkson deserve the minutes

  • Yes, Agreed

    But think Mitch has / will “top” that worst Pick of D’lo, while Mitch is / has been at the Helm

  • I like how you mentioned Clarkson because during the second half of last season, he developed his game more and more when he got minutes, and became a starter. So shouldn’t that apply to DLo as well? Hm.

  • Yes, Agreed

    But think Mitch has / will “top” that worst Pick of D’lo, while Mitch is / has been at the Helm

  • I like how you mentioned Clarkson because during the second half of last season, he developed his game more and more when he got minutes, and became a starter. So shouldn’t that apply to DLo as well? Hm.

  • I am not mad. My expectations have stayed grounded. Randle and Clarkson are doing better than I expected so I would even say I am encouraged.

  • I wouldn’t be depressed…I still enjoy watching Randle and Clarkson ball and wouldn’t mind sucking enough to get a shot at Simmons.

  • Faried got us for 28 points? Really? A rebounding role player?! Message to Lakers players….

  • I am not mad. My expectations have stayed grounded. Randle and Clarkson are doing better than I expected so I would even say I am encouraged.

  • I wouldn’t be depressed…I still enjoy watching Randle and Clarkson ball and wouldn’t mind sucking enough to get a shot at Simmons.

  • Faried got us for 28 points? Really? A rebounding role player?! Message to Lakers players….

  • How can you call someone an idiot when you can’t even put a sentence together? smh

  • How can you call someone an idiot when you can’t even put a sentence together? smh

  • Finding guys like Kobe lebron or Jordan are extremely rare. Just cause we we had one of them doesn’t mean we can magically expect another. Stop being spoilt and be patient

  • I like how the reporters write their stories on here. They say things in such a way to make them sound as bad as possible. For instance, they say that none of the teams the Lakers have played will likely make the playoffs although, both the Kings and Mavs are legitimately capable of securing one of the last 2 spots. They say the Lakers made a load of changes after a dismal season last year, but instead of acknowledging that those changes take time to work through, they say that after 4 games (4 games) the results show poor improvement. I love the writers!

  • Finding guys like Kobe lebron or Jordan are extremely rare. Just cause we we had one of them doesn’t mean we can magically expect another. Stop being spoilt and be patient

  • I like how the reporters write their stories on here. They say things in such a way to make them sound as bad as possible. For instance, they say that none of the teams the Lakers have played will likely make the playoffs although, both the Kings and Mavs are legitimately capable of securing one of the last 2 spots. They say the Lakers made a load of changes after a dismal season last year, but instead of acknowledging that those changes take time to work through, they say that after 4 games (4 games) the results show poor improvement. I love the writers!

  • i did not say that loser you did a 2nd pick should at least have heart out there fool!

  • i did not say that loser you did a 2nd pick should at least have heart out there fool!

  • actually russell’s stock had dropped after the tournament, guys like winslow, muddiay, porzingis were on the rise

  • I expected both to play as they have. Clarkson could average 20 points this season or more. Randle should average a double double this year. I thought the front office did a good job given the circumstances. However, this is still not what I had hoped for or a team I thought gave them the best chance GIVEN THEIR OPTIONS to compete now.

    I could care less about building for the next 10 years. What about the next 2 years?

  • Sorta, kinda agree

    We are “Failing” 0-4, with Tomorrow’s talent

    These two need to come off bench to effectively produce and Develop, like we all hope them too

  • actually russell’s stock had dropped after the tournament, guys like winslow, muddiay, porzingis were on the rise

  • I expected both to play as they have. Clarkson could average 20 points this season or more. Randle should average a double double this year. I thought the front office did a good job given the circumstances. However, this is still not what I had hoped for or a team I thought gave them the best chance GIVEN THEIR OPTIONS to compete now.

    I could care less about building for the next 10 years. What about the next 2 years?

  • Sorta, kinda agree

    We are “Failing” 0-4, with Tomorrow’s talent

    These two need to come off bench to effectively produce and Develop, like we all hope them too

  • maybe because we didn’t know scott was going put bass and kelly as his front court for starters

  • I think I see what Kobe’s trying to do. He wants the kids to develop. But then he wants the fans to pressure them to develop faster. Wants that sense of urgency to be instilled to these young kids instead of them taking their time to develop together. It’s good for the soul alright. It’s good for the team’s soul. The team needs to develop with a sense of urgency. They need killer instinct in the end.

    I think it’s working. Julius is peaking, now Jordan. Just waiting on the next guy now.

    I also think we all know Kobe can make those shots. I think he’s missing them on purpose. The kids can’t develop if they’ll just keep passing it to Kobe cos they know Kobe can bail them out, or get the easy basket all the time. These kids need to learn to help each other out instead of depending on the old guy. He’s not gonna be here forever.

    I hate assuming, makes me look like an @ss

  • maybe because we didn’t know scott was going put bass and kelly as his front court for starters

  • I think I see what Kobe’s trying to do. He wants the kids to develop. But then he wants the fans to pressure them to develop faster. Wants that sense of urgency to be instilled to these young kids instead of them taking their time to develop together. It’s good for the soul alright. It’s good for the team’s soul. The team needs to develop with a sense of urgency. They need killer instinct in the end.

    I think it’s working. Julius is peaking, now Jordan. Just waiting on the next guy now.

    I also think we all know Kobe can make those shots. I think he’s missing them on purpose. The kids can’t develop if they’ll just keep passing it to Kobe cos they know Kobe can bail them out, or get the easy basket all the time. These kids need to learn to help each other out instead of depending on the old guy. He’s not gonna be here forever.

    I hate assuming, makes me look like an @ss

  • May be he is telling every one to speak out, about play calling, rotation wrong players, like last night, and this is not the first time its been going on now for 3 years Russell and KOBE SHOT about the same and CLARKSON gave Russell the credit of his passing as far as I am concerned KOBE should have gone to the bench and LOU fill the spot , Kobe was all ready all in with 2 3s air balls, there are a lot of small things wrong , but BS just says well we just have to work things out, be carefull the SEASON will be over and we are still looking to fix the problems.

  • Inconsistency is what you get with a young team. The Lakers are young and young meaning they have young players and have no experience playing together as a team.

  • May be he is telling every one to speak out, about play calling, rotation wrong players, like last night, and this is not the first time its been going on now for 3 years Russell and KOBE SHOT about the same and CLARKSON gave Russell the credit of his passing as far as I am concerned KOBE should have gone to the bench and LOU fill the spot , Kobe was all ready all in with 2 3s air balls, there are a lot of small things wrong , but BS just says well we just have to work things out, be carefull the SEASON will be over and we are still looking to fix the problems.

  • Inconsistency is what you get with a young team. The Lakers are young and young meaning they have young players and have no experience playing together as a team.

  • Crazy Winslow dropped so far. Thought he was the best player in the tournament. However, Russell’s stock obviously didn’t drop.

  • 2 year plan is hoping the development of JC/Randle/…and hopefully Russell, and the pieces of Hibbert and Lou Williams allows us to attract one or two great free agents. One of those being an SF

  • Crazy Winslow dropped so far. Thought he was the best player in the tournament. However, Russell’s stock obviously didn’t drop.

  • 2 year plan is hoping the development of JC/Randle/…and hopefully Russell, and the pieces of Hibbert and Lou Williams allows us to attract one or two great free agents. One of those being an SF

  • Not seeing (Probably never will . . .) DLo getting anywhere

    I too hope for DLo’s development, but:

    Insanity (when it comes to starting DLo) could be defined as: Not making any changes, but expecting different results, in DLo

  • Not seeing (Probably never will . . .) DLo getting anywhere

    I too hope for DLo’s development, but:

    Insanity (when it comes to starting DLo) could be defined as: Not making any changes, but expecting different results, in DLo

  • Why? He needs to be the setup guy. If he wants the ball, it should be to pass it, just like Rondo did for Boston his first year. You have other guys that can score.

  • Why? He needs to be the setup guy. If he wants the ball, it should be to pass it, just like Rondo did for Boston his first year. You have other guys that can score.

  • I see what you’re saying. But don’t jump to conclusions. You can’t expect him to average Magic-like numbers. Like I said, it’s a process. The only reason that it’s taking longer for him is because the Western conference is so point guard oriented. You’re talking about guys like Westbrook, Curry, CP3. All of those boys going at DLo. Of course he will fail, but it doesn’t mean he’s a bust. Failure is the first step to success.

  • As a laker fan, can’t you guys see whats going on? when kobe retires this laker team isnt good enough to compete with warriors for years to come. Truth is we need to tank and get a top 3 pick. It hurts to say it since ive been waiting for the season to start back up since the finals but we have holes to fill. Maybe one of the reasons we got russell was to lure he’s high school teammate ben simmons to lakers? Just one last painful season to watch, get a draft pick and our future will be set in the long run. We got to build like the warriors did, they killed memphis and made them look like a high school team. We can’t compete with them this year so a championship is unlikely. Might as well win in the draft and get a pick so we can compete. I know lakers are not used to tanking but the new rules of the NBA changed the game, got to do what we got to do. Im all for it. I rather win in the long run then struggle later. SO LETS NOT PANIC BUT EMBRACE THE LOSES. In a year or two all of this will be forgotten anyways. Intelligent laker will see the bigger picture, and everyone else ill just smh too.

  • You just made my point. Shaq was signed in 1996. What does it say that the first person you could mention was Shaq? Name 2 more and i will give you from 1980-2015….35 years.

  • I think we can all agree that the free agent market has changed over the years. Its just not the same. You probably want to point at Kareem, Magic, Worthy, Gasol, Kobe, etc. But I think the landscape has drastically changed over over the past 40 years and especially the last 5.

  • I see what you’re saying. But don’t jump to conclusions. You can’t expect him to average Magic-like numbers. Like I said, it’s a process. The only reason that it’s taking longer for him is because the Western conference is so point guard oriented. You’re talking about guys like Westbrook, Curry, CP3. All of those boys going at DLo. Of course he will fail, but it doesn’t mean he’s a bust. Failure is the first step to success.

  • As a laker fan, can’t you guys see whats going on? when kobe retires this laker team isnt good enough to compete with warriors for years to come. Truth is we need to tank and get a top 3 pick. It hurts to say it since ive been waiting for the season to start back up since the finals but we have holes to fill. Maybe one of the reasons we got russell was to lure he’s high school teammate ben simmons to lakers? Just one last painful season to watch, get a draft pick and our future will be set in the long run. We got to build like the warriors did, they killed memphis and made them look like a high school team. We can’t compete with them this year so a championship is unlikely. Might as well win in the draft and get a pick so we can compete. I know lakers are not used to tanking but the new rules of the NBA changed the game, got to do what we got to do. Im all for it. I rather win in the long run then struggle later. SO LETS NOT PANIC BUT EMBRACE THE LOSES. In a year or two all of this will be forgotten anyways. Intelligent laker will see the bigger picture, and everyone else ill just smh too.

  • You just made my point. Shaq was signed in 1996. What does it say that the first person you could mention was Shaq? Name 2 more and i will give you from 1980-2015….35 years.

  • I think we can all agree that the free agent market has changed over the years. Its just not the same. You probably want to point at Kareem, Magic, Worthy, Gasol, Kobe, etc. But I think the landscape has drastically changed over over the past 40 years and especially the last 5.

  • thats because we had a bright gm and when we needed just won piece to win and he was a lakerfan!

  • None of those guys were free agents. The Lakers either traded or drafted them.

  • At the start of last year Randle broken s leg and everyone was saying bust he’s gonna have injury concerns his foot is a problem he’s balling out now potential future all star
    Clarkson takes over last year and everyone is saying his number were inflated it was a fluke ..well he’s looking like the real deal today
    Russell is being hated on everyone and he hasn’t even gotten much minutes and hasn’t gotten the green light and is not even close to showing his true potential yet because of all the guards on this team who have more experience than him…and the worst part is the so called “Lakers fans” are the ones ripping him apart I can’t wait to see all of these comments when he starts balling out and Byron lets him take lead like he let Clarkson last year

  • thats because we had a bright gm and when we needed just won piece to win and he was a lakerfan!

  • None of those guys were free agents. The Lakers either traded or drafted them.

  • At the start of last year Randle broken s leg and everyone was saying bust he’s gonna have injury concerns his foot is a problem he’s balling out now potential future all star
    Clarkson takes over last year and everyone is saying his number were inflated it was a fluke ..well he’s looking like the real deal today
    Russell is being hated on everyone and he hasn’t even gotten much minutes and hasn’t gotten the green light and is not even close to showing his true potential yet because of all the guards on this team who have more experience than him…and the worst part is the so called “Lakers fans” are the ones ripping him apart I can’t wait to see all of these comments when he starts balling out and Byron lets him take lead like he let Clarkson last year

  • “FREAK OUT”…..A Disco Tune by Chic…..Kobe’s definition is still to be Determined.

  • Some what True and agreement with you . . .

    But until My DLo, really wants this, I’ll Never be a Fan of his picking

  • “FREAK OUT”…..A Disco Tune by Chic…..Kobe’s definition is still to be Determined.

  • Some what True and agreement with you . . .

    But until My DLo, really wants this, I’ll Never be a Fan of his picking

  • That’s what I’m saying. Consistency is the name of the game. These boys don’t have that yet because they’re raw, young, and hungry to learn the game of basketball. What I’m saying is that we can’t keep on having different, if not, a different roster every single year! Know what I mean? Now that we have a roster that’s more…hungry, or maybe have a chip on their shoulders, why not just stick with this squad? You have guys like Bass, Williams, and Hibbert to help these boys grow up. Those three aren’t punks. They’ll play. So therefore, stick with these guys and develop chemistry. Soon enough, with a better suited offense, they’ll make some noise in the near future.

  • That’s what I’m saying. Consistency is the name of the game. These boys don’t have that yet because they’re raw, young, and hungry to learn the game of basketball. What I’m saying is that we can’t keep on having different, if not, a different roster every single year! Know what I mean? Now that we have a roster that’s more…hungry, or maybe have a chip on their shoulders, why not just stick with this squad? You have guys like Bass, Williams, and Hibbert to help these boys grow up. Those three aren’t punks. They’ll play. So therefore, stick with these guys and develop chemistry. Soon enough, with a better suited offense, they’ll make some noise in the near future.

  • Nash was pretty much an fa signing. We ended up doing a sign and trade because of the cap. But he chose the Lakers. Karl Malone was older but still considered a big signing. Same with Payton

  • I, personally, wanted Jahlil Okafor, and was surprised by the pick. But we got to make the most out of him. But until then, time will tell what these boys are really made of.

  • That’s not what I’m saying…LOL! I agree they are inconsistent, I don’t agree that they should stick with them.

  • Man people ain’t even knowing. Simmons has the potential to be better than Clarkson, Randle, and Russell. He can truly turn into a franchise player. I would go 0-82 for that dude. ?

  • Nash was pretty much an fa signing. We ended up doing a sign and trade because of the cap. But he chose the Lakers. Karl Malone was older but still considered a big signing. Same with Payton

  • I, personally, wanted Jahlil Okafor, and was surprised by the pick. But we got to make the most out of him. But until then, time will tell what these boys are really made of.

  • That’s not what I’m saying…LOL! I agree they are inconsistent, I don’t agree that they should stick with them.

  • Man people ain’t even knowing. Simmons has the potential to be better than Clarkson, Randle, and Russell. He can truly turn into a franchise player. I would go 0-82 for that dude. ?

  • LOL! Why are you debating the point with guys like an old Payton, Malone and Nash. That’s funny!

  • if its that how did clarkson survive with an injury team and outplayed some of those guards?

  • LOL! Why are you debating the point with guys like an old Payton, Malone and Nash. That’s funny!

  • if its that how did clarkson survive with an injury team and outplayed some of those guards?

  • Nash was one of the biggest fa’s that year. Same with Malone. You asked for big signings and you got them

  • I know I said “you” will use them as examples for your case. But the days of Kareem, Magic, and Worthy were much different for free agents while team loyalty. The last five years there has been a loss of this and players are looking to go anywhere for money and a shot at a title.

  • Nash was one of the biggest fa’s that year. Same with Malone. You asked for big signings and you got them

  • I know I said “you” will use them as examples for your case. But the days of Kareem, Magic, and Worthy were much different for free agents while team loyalty. The last five years there has been a loss of this and players are looking to go anywhere for money and a shot at a title.

  • I just think he balled out because he played for Ohio State (a football school) in the Big 10 conference. If he were playing in the Pac 12 or ACC, he wouldn’t have had that type of year. He couldn’t do anything in the tournament against Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis Jefferson when they played Arizona. That was a sign of things to come. With that said he now plays for my team so I’m rooting for him to prove me wrong.

  • He and KOBE had the same shooting % and only 4 pts difference- watch the games and understand what is going on little buddy.

  • I just think he balled out because he played for Ohio State (a football school) in the Big 10 conference. If he were playing in the Pac 12 or ACC, he wouldn’t have had that type of year. He couldn’t do anything in the tournament against Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis Jefferson when they played Arizona. That was a sign of things to come. With that said he now plays for my team so I’m rooting for him to prove me wrong.

  • He and KOBE had the same shooting % and only 4 pts difference- watch the games and understand what is going on little buddy.

  • if that was the answer why would not have gone to spurs for less nobody is coming to a team with a bust russell

  • oh Kobe….. that was inevitable lol ……… even when the Lakers were winning there are those fans that would freak out …… that only multiplies when the team is losing……. Let them go thru the process of rebuilding …… only thing I want to see is them establish a balanced approach and not a 1 dimensional offensive approach to acquiring the talent for the rebuild…..we got tones of offensive firepower …… but not barely a prospect to help on the other end……

  • In the case we are arguing what makes a big signing isn’t necessarily the season result but the demand in the market at the time of the signing

  • Coach Byron wanted to pick D’Angelo; coach watched D’Angelo in SL; coach has seen D’Angelo in Preseason, and first 4 games. Coach has even started Rookie D’Angelo – Not sure how “greener” light can get.

    D’Angelo walks around with a backpack, cool sunglasses, then acts like LA needs to kiss his hinny

    When Really, D’Angelo needs to get PO and “fight” for position – show some aggression, already

    Until then, all D’Angelo is / has shown is either D League or low Scrub minutes or a BUST

  • if that was the answer why would not have gone to spurs for less nobody is coming to a team with a bust russell

  • oh Kobe….. that was inevitable lol ……… even when the Lakers were winning there are those fans that would freak out …… that only multiplies when the team is losing……. Let them go thru the process of rebuilding …… only thing I want to see is them establish a balanced approach and not a 1 dimensional offensive approach to acquiring the talent for the rebuild…..we got tones of offensive firepower …… but not barely a prospect to help on the other end……

  • In the case we are arguing what makes a big signing isn’t necessarily the season result but the demand in the market at the time of the signing

  • Coach Byron wanted to pick D’Angelo; coach watched D’Angelo in SL; coach has seen D’Angelo in Preseason, and first 4 games. Coach has even started Rookie D’Angelo – Not sure how “greener” light can get.

    D’Angelo walks around with a backpack, cool sunglasses, then acts like LA needs to kiss his hinny

    When Really, D’Angelo needs to get PO and “fight” for position – show some aggression, already

    Until then, all D’Angelo is / has shown is either D League or low Scrub minutes or a BUST

  • This isn’t Russell’s fault why we’re losing.
    Kobes shot selection
    Team defense
    Byrons rotations
    Lack of talent beyond a few players
    An abundance of ball handling guards
    Too much pfs
    One true Center in hibbert
    Open your eyes a 19 year old kid 4 games in is playing in these conditions
    And on top of that he’s handling criticism very well instead of folding like Dwight Coward
    Idc what anybody says Russell is gonna be special these conditions are holding him back

  • Who wanted Nash? Who wanted Payton and Malone. Way to revise history!

  • This isn’t Russell’s fault why we’re losing.
    Kobes shot selection
    Team defense
    Byrons rotations
    Lack of talent beyond a few players
    An abundance of ball handling guards
    Too much pfs
    One true Center in hibbert
    Open your eyes a 19 year old kid 4 games in is playing in these conditions
    And on top of that he’s handling criticism very well instead of folding like Dwight Coward
    Idc what anybody says Russell is gonna be special these conditions are holding him back

  • Who wanted Nash? Who wanted Payton and Malone. Way to revise history!

  • what is the guarantee you get to keep it if you are even the worse team in the league ? there is no guarantee in a lottery system…..you can be dead last and still lose that pick…… that’s why tanking might not be the best approach even if you believe in that.

  • Who would have gone? Aldridge went to the spurs because Duncan took less, Manu resigned for less, David West left Indy for less. They want to win and as I said team loyalty has diminished in the FA market

  • Nash was on the cover of Sports Illustrated that summer. Fans here were hyping him to the heavens. He was a huge signing even though it didn’t pan out.

  • You keep thinking he’s a bust that don’t mean anything
    all of a sudden you fake laker fans are top notch scouts and psychic y’all can’t even see these conditions he’s playing under

  • what is the guarantee you get to keep it if you are even the worse team in the league ? there is no guarantee in a lottery system…..you can be dead last and still lose that pick…… that’s why tanking might not be the best approach even if you believe in that.

  • Who would have gone? Aldridge went to the spurs because Duncan took less, Manu resigned for less, David West left Indy for less. They want to win and as I said team loyalty has diminished in the FA market

  • Nash was on the cover of Sports Illustrated that summer. Fans here were hyping him to the heavens. He was a huge signing even though it didn’t pan out.

  • You keep thinking he’s a bust that don’t mean anything
    all of a sudden you fake laker fans are top notch scouts and psychic y’all can’t even see these conditions he’s playing under

  • I think this team has talent…I do feel like their is a lack of effort on the defensive end. We definitely need another shot blocker coming off the bench and a rebounder.

  • I think this team has talent…I do feel like their is a lack of effort on the defensive end. We definitely need another shot blocker coming off the bench and a rebounder.

  • You can never go wrong with having yet another pick for next draft, but this year is more of a development for these boys rather than tanking. And tanking just leaves a bad rep on this team because we’re not used to doing that..And I’m not expecting to keep the pick anyway since it’s Top-2 Guaranteed, if I remember correctly. So in other words, no. Develop these guys.

  • I like Tarick Black in the rotation over Ryan Kelly Tarick was playing okay and i was like yes god this is what the fans have been asking for we still don’t know why Ryan Kelly is in the rotation.

  • speaking from a guy named hollowgramps, who is afake fan by sill having Nash as his picture lamewad!

  • You can never go wrong with having yet another pick for next draft, but this year is more of a development for these boys rather than tanking. And tanking just leaves a bad rep on this team because we’re not used to doing that..And I’m not expecting to keep the pick anyway since it’s Top-2 Guaranteed, if I remember correctly. So in other words, no. Develop these guys.

  • I like Tarick Black in the rotation over Ryan Kelly Tarick was playing okay and i was like yes god this is what the fans have been asking for we still don’t know why Ryan Kelly is in the rotation.

  • speaking from a guy named hollowgramps, who is afake fan by sill having Nash as his picture lamewad!

  • Why was Hibbert not brought back in the game?

    Why didnt we use the Metta and Black combo in the 3rd?

  • Why was Hibbert not brought back in the game?

    Why didnt we use the Metta and Black combo in the 3rd?

  • This is a lakers forum
    Why you tryna attack me we talkin bout basketball
    You ducking the facts right now by trying to insult me loser

  • This is a lakers forum
    Why you tryna attack me we talkin bout basketball
    You ducking the facts right now by trying to insult me loser

  • LOL at your ignorance. You should read some books son. Oh yeah that’s right, your reading and writing skills aren’t really that great. Are they?

  • If all goes well Upshaw will develop and back Hibbert up by next year

  • LOL at your ignorance. You should read some books son. Oh yeah that’s right, your reading and writing skills aren’t really that great. Are they?

  • This would all be so much easier to watch if Kobe wasn’t in there. At least if the young guys were losing we can chalk it up to figuring things out. With Kobe, we all can’t help but think he’s about to do Kobe things… then you just feel bad for him and the team… This is painful.

  • This would all be so much easier to watch if Kobe wasn’t in there. At least if the young guys are losing we can chalk it up to figuring things out. With Kobe, we all can’t help but think he’s about to do Kobe things… then you just feel bad for him and the team… This is painful.

  • loser I am not that an not the guy with pic of a guy with 0 rings lol loser!

  • loser I am not that an not the guy with pic of a guy with 0 rings lol loser!

  • Sufferin’ succotash.

    Before you criticize anyone you should look at your writing deficiencies Josh.

  • I hope he’s just having a shooting slump. But at this point, he should realize that he wasn’t who he was before. His glory days are over. Instead of jacking up 50 shots a game, mentor and develop these boys. Time will tell what this team is really made of in the course of this season.

  • Sufferin’ succotash.

    Before you criticize anyone you should look at your own communication deficiencies Josh.

  • I hope he’s just having a shooting slump. But at this point, he should realize that he wasn’t who he was before. His glory days are over. Instead of jacking up 50 shots a game, mentor and develop these boys. Time will tell what this team is really made of in the course of this season.

  • Ashley sissy Misty dillydally lol nice try lame-wad you know I am better than you lol!

  • Ashley sissy Misty dillydally lol nice try lame-wad you know I am better than you lol!

  • I don’t think we would get rid of Russell that fast though unless it meant us moving up from 3 to 1 in the draft. Other than that I wouldn’t be so quick to give up on him in 1 year. I do however wonder how Randle and Simmons would mesh.

  • I don’t think we would get rid of Russell that fast though unless it meant us moving up from 3 to 1 in the draft. Other than that I wouldn’t be so quick to give up on him in 1 year. I do however wonder how Randle and Simmons would mesh.

  • Thank you. I remember our last great project Andrew Bynum. We drafted him knowing he will be the future after Shaq. Drew knew he was our project and the future and he was taking his time developing.

    Until one day Kobe freaked out to TMZ and wanted the team to “ship his @ss out”.

    That gave Drew a sense of urgency to develop sooner. The next season, be beasted like we all knew what he is capable of.

    Andrew’s a two-time Champion thanks to that day.

  • Hey your social life is not that great if you cant come with a comeback man sissy boy lol

  • Thank you. I remember our last great project Andrew Bynum. We drafted him knowing he will be the future after Shaq. Drew knew he was our project and the future and he was taking his time developing.

    Until one day Kobe freaked out to TMZ and wanted the team to “ship his @ss out”.

    That gave Drew a sense of urgency to develop sooner. The next season, be beasted like we all knew what he is capable of.

    Andrew’s a two-time Champion thanks to that day.

  • Hey your social life is not that great if you cant come with a comeback man sissy boy lol

  • wow bertha alot of times cant come up with any comebacks can you doofusly lol!

  • Then why complain about it being painful?

    I enjoy watching Kobe.

    My biggest concern is not Kobes shots made, they will start falling for him soon enough.

    It takes a player at least 9 games to start getting their rhythm back after a lengthy absence.

    My only concern was his stamina, and so far he looks very strong, very capable.

  • wow bertha alot of times cant come up with any comebacks can you doofusly lol!

  • Then why complain about it being painful?

    I enjoy watching Kobe.

    My biggest concern is not Kobes shots made, they will start falling for him soon enough.

    It takes a player at least 9 games to start getting their rhythm back after a lengthy absence.

    My only concern was his stamina, and so far he looks very strong, very capable.

  • girl? I am a boy idiot idiot dullorously! lol At least I am not named icy loserly 100.0 lol likeyou are!

  • girl? I am a boy idiot idiot dullorously! lol At least I am not named icy loserly 100.0 lol likeyou are!

  • Hey Bipolar1, how many multiple personalities do you have besides josh and daffy duck?

  • Hey Bipolar1, how many multiple personalities do you have besides josh and daffy duck?

  • I’m a Laker fan so when they lose, it’s painful. When they win, it’s joyous. Is that such a crazy concept? I’m saying I remember the Kobe from before so seeing this current Kobe is rough. With the young guys, if they’re struggling, at least it’s more likely they’re on they’re way to better things so it’s easier to be optimistic. With Kobe, we’re stuck hoping to see him go back to some semblance of what he was before, and that hasn’t been working out so much lately.

  • I’m a Laker fan, so when they lose, it’s painful. When they win, it’s joyous. Is that such a crazy concept? I’m saying I remember the Kobe from before so seeing this current Kobe is rough. With the young guys, if they’re struggling, at least it’s more likely they’re on they’re way to better things so it’s easier to be optimistic. With Kobe, we’re stuck hoping to see him go back to some semblance of what he was before, and that hasn’t been working out so much lately.

  • Anybody that called Randle a bust had no basis…he was injured. You can’t be a bust if you are injured.

    Clarkson was a second round no-name last year. It was warranted for people to question his stats and performance.

    Russell is a #2 overall pick that was chosen above the player that was consider the most NBA ready player in the draft because he has a better upside. Any critique he gets is TOTALLY warranted. He has the task of proving everybody wrong.

  • Anybody that called Randle a bust had no basis…he was injured. You can’t be a bust if you are injured.

    Clarkson was a second round no-name last year. It was warranted for people to question his stats and performance.

    Russell is a #2 overall pick that was chosen above the player that was consider the most NBA ready player in the draft because he has a better upside. Any critique he gets is TOTALLY warranted. He has the task of proving everybody wrong.

  • As was brought out last night on NBATV, where is the passion and drive with Russell? I don’t see any.

  • Can he just retire already. He’s been useless the last three seasons and stunted the growth of the team.

  • As was brought out last night on NBATV, where is the passion and drive with Russell? I don’t see any.

  • Can he just retire already. He’s been useless the last three seasons and stunted the growth of the team.

  • Kobe was talking about a song called Le Freak by Chic, that was playing earlier through his beats headphones.

  • I don’t think Russell is comfortable in the role or lack of one he has on the team right now.

  • Kobe was talking about a song called Le Freak by Chic, that was playing earlier through his beats headphones.

  • I don’t think Russell is comfortable in the role or lack of one he has on the team right now.

  • I think Russells calm nonchalant style is misunderstood.

    I think the best thing to do under pressure is ignore the pressure. Thats how he controls the pace.

  • I think Russells calm nonchalant style is misunderstood.

    I think the best thing to do under pressure is ignore the pressure. Thats how he controls the pace.

  • To me its totally the opposite.

    The only thing that I WAS previously worried about with Kobe was his stamina, which is evident he has no problem with.

    His efficiency will get there. If you know Kobe, you should know this.

    Whats painful for me to watch is the TEAM defense and lack of direction/leadership/structure.

  • To me its totally the opposite.

    The only thing that I WAS previously worried about with Kobe was his stamina, which is evident he has no problem with.

    His efficiency will get there. If you know Kobe, you should know this.

    Whats painful for me to watch is the TEAM defense and lack of direction/leadership/structure.

  • I do know Kobe, and that’s why I can’t help but have some hope he’s gonna get it back at any given moment, but I’ve been let down 4x so far this season realizing each game wasn’t the one… that’s painful.

  • I do know Kobe, and that’s why I can’t help but have some hope he’s gonna get it back at any given moment, but I’ve been let down 4x so far this season realizing each game wasn’t the one… that’s painful.

  • You can see Randle upside…You can see Clarkson upside….I can even see Brown and Nance upside of the limited time played……Russell is Still Waitng….Not to mention these players I mentioned is not that much older than Russell.

  • You can see Randle upside…You can see Clarkson upside….I can even see Brown and Nance upside of the limited time played……Russell is Still Waitng….Not to mention these players I mentioned is not that much older than Russell.

  • Since we should aim at developing our young core, why not start Russel, Clarkson, Brown, Randle and Hibbert (whom we could resign this summer)? Brown should be more active than Kobe on the defensive end and play the role of a spot up shooter. Then, we could play Williams, Bryant, Young, Nance and Black in the second unit.
    What do you think, guys?

  • Since we should aim at developing our young core, why not start Russel, Clarkson, Brown, Randle and Hibbert (whom we could resign this summer)? Brown should be more active than Kobe on the defensive end and could play the role of a spot up shooter. Then, we could play Williams, Bryant, Young, Nance and Black in the second unit. What do you think, guys?

  • Russell is the worst starting Point Guard in the NBA and after 13 Summer League Games (Against D-Leaguers), 8 Preseason games and 4 Regular season games he still hasn’t shown anything that warrants him being picked #2. We’re Lakers fans here but we’re not blind…

  • Russell is the worst starting Point Guard in the NBA and after 13 Summer League Games (Against D-Leaguers), 8 Preseason games and 4 Regular season games he still hasn’t shown anything that warrants him being picked #2. We’re Lakers fans here but we’re not blind…

  • The only reason Bpo1 comes onto the forum is to PO Laker fans. Don’t give her the satisfaction with a response.

  • The only reason Bpo1 comes onto the forum is to PO Laker fans. Don’t give her the satisfaction with a response.

  • You reachin dude he hasn’t even gotten more than like 22 minutes a game wth lmaooo

  • You reachin dude he hasn’t even gotten more than like 22 minutes a game wth lmaooo

  • You reachin dude he hasn’t even gotten more than like 22 minutes a game wth lmaooo why are you even bringing up summer league
    Bryce cotton from the Jazz was leading scorer at one point you talkin like summer league even matters
    It’s only been 4 games dude damn y’all are impatient how bout blaming the real issues like BS for a change

  • You reachin dude he hasn’t even gotten more than like 22 minutes a game wth lmaooo why are you even bringing up summer league
    Bryce cotton from the Jazz was leading scorer at one point you talkin like summer league even matters
    It’s only been 4 games dude damn y’all are impatient how bout blaming the real issues like BS for a change

  • I disagree Romeo,
    We need to play this line up
    JC
    KB24
    Randle
    RKelly or Brandon Bass
    Hibbert
    Strategize who of the best players need to be on the floor. If I’m coaching this team I would beat BScott with his own team.
    Facts:
    Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson need to be on the Floor at the same time.
    Kobe needs to finish his career at the two spot.
    Randle has already been dubbed as a Lamar Odom type of player with a ZBo type body. So play him at the three. And note, stop telling him he needs to develop his off hand. Please don’t fix sh_t that aint broken. His first priority is on defense man/man and help side. He’s more than decent on offense. Leave him alone.
    Brandon Bass/Hibbert will afford more defense
    RKelly/Hibbert give more inside out action.
    Now the fun begins-What combination can I put together so that my bench is effective.
    I would bring DLoading along slowly however, I would play him with both lineups and find opportunities to put him in the game in different situations.
    Give me a lineup with more potential than this?

  • I disagree Romeo,
    We need to play this line up
    JC
    KB24
    Randle
    RKelly or Brandon Bass
    Hibbert
    Strategize who of the best players need to be on the floor. If I’m coaching this team I would beat BScott with his own team.
    Facts:
    Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson need to be on the Floor at the same time.
    Kobe needs to finish his career at the two spot.
    Randle has already been dubbed as a Lamar Odom type of player with a ZBo type body. So play him at the three. And note, stop telling him he needs to develop his off hand. Please don’t fix sh_t that aint broken. His first priority is on defense man/man and help side. He’s more than decent on offense. Leave him alone.
    Brandon Bass/Hibbert will afford more defense
    RKelly/Hibbert give more inside out action.
    Now the fun begins-What combination can I put together so that my bench is effective.
    I would bring DLoading along slowly however, I would play him with both lineups and find opportunities to put him in the game in different situations.
    Give me a lineup with more potential than this?

  • Kobe and bass is not playing with their original position.
    Kobe- from shooting guard(19 years) to small forward
    Bass- from power forward to center.

    Since the starting line-up has no chemistry, and Kobe is not shooting well. And Lakers are 0-4 with non playoff team. Why not put Kobe BACK to shooting guard.

    Starting Line-up
    Clarkson/Russell
    Kobe
    Young/MWP/Brown
    Randle
    Hibbert

    Clarkson/Russell
    Lou Williams
    Young/MWP/Brown
    Bass/Nance
    Black

  • Kobe and bass is not playing with their original position.
    Kobe- from shooting guard(19 years) to small forward
    Bass- from power forward to center.

    Since the starting line-up has no chemistry, and Kobe is not shooting well. And Lakers are 0-4 with non playoff team. Why not put Kobe BACK to shooting guard.

    Starting Line-up
    Clarkson/Russell
    Kobe
    Young/MWP/Brown
    Randle
    Hibbert

    Clarkson/Russell
    Lou Williams
    Young/MWP/Brown
    Bass/Nance
    Black

  • Big Mike,
    The only way I would play Clarkson and Russell as if they could consistently create more ball movement. As it is, they don’t. Every player is still doing their own thing. I like Russell. When he figures out how he wants to play you’re not going to believe how good this kid is. In the meantime, the way he plays he needs more information. What I mean, you have to put him in lots of different situations with his teammates. Somewhere, in Mid December, he should be ready to go. I would rather be smart with my number 2 pick, than creating undo stress and false expectations. I don’t get it. Unless, you’re just tryin to lose again.

  • Big Mike,
    The only way I would play Clarkson and Russell as if they could consistently create more ball movement. As it is, they don’t. Every player is still doing their own thing. I like Russell. When he figures out how he wants to play you’re not going to believe how good this kid is. In the meantime, the way he plays he needs more information. What I mean, you have to put him in lots of different situations with his teammates. Somewhere, in Mid December, he should be ready to go. I would rather be smart with my number 2 pick, than creating undo stress and false expectations. I don’t get it. Unless, you’re just tryin to lose again.

  • And Finally,
    What is up with the Referees and our TV Analyst
    I’ve watched 4 games and the Ref’s have been horrible in each game. I guess I should expect it by now. However, I can’t. If the Lakers are so bad, why are the Ref’s helping the other teams with bad calls. The other team should win anyway right. Does anyone notice this or is just me?
    This may not sound fair but when Chick Hearn was our announcer (may he Rest in Peace) He would help you understand what was going on out their on the floor so you could see the game thru his eyes. And those eyes where amazing. The guys we have don’t describe the game in any detail. And it same like they’re trying to be politically correct with the NBA or something.
    They describe the Lakers games as if they really don’t want you to know what’s going on…. one example (and they’re way to many to mention)
    JCs shot get’s goal tended and our analyst say nothing
    TBlack goal tends and here they go… oh you can do that, as soon as it hits the backboard you can’t touch it. Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • And Finally,
    What is up with the Referees and our TV Analyst
    I’ve watched 4 games and the Ref’s have been horrible in each game. I guess I should expect it by now. However, I can’t. If the Lakers are so bad, why are the Ref’s helping the other teams with bad calls. The other team should win anyway right. Does anyone notice this or is just me?
    This may not sound fair but when Chick Hearn was our announcer (may he Rest in Peace) He would help you understand what was going on out their on the floor so you could see the game thru his eyes. And those eyes where amazing. The guys we have don’t describe the game in any detail. And it same like they’re trying to be politically correct with the NBA or something.
    They describe the Lakers games as if they really don’t want you to know what’s going on…. one example (and they’re way to many to mention)
    JCs shot get’s goal tended and our analyst say nothing
    TBlack goal tends and here they go… oh you can do that, as soon as it hits the backboard you can’t touch it. Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No point in freaking out. Anyone with any common sense knew this would be yet another down year for this team. The only thing to watch for is the development of the young players. We’re rebuilding, and rebuilding normally comes with a lot of crap.

  • No point in freaking out. Anyone with any common sense knew this would be yet another down year for this team. The only thing to watch for is the development of the young players. We’re rebuilding, and rebuilding normally comes with a lot of crap.

  • I dont even know when we could get our first win. We could of won each game at home or at least been 2-2 realistically. We gave away the one against the T-Wolves and we gave the one away against Denver. So now we go on a 5 game road trip, and we have a back to back against Miami and Orlando, which could mean Kobe doesnt play in one of the games. But if we go 0-9 or if we dont at least win 3 out of the 5, then Byron is definitely on the hot seat and we can definitely welcome another offseason of uncertainty, no top FA, and probably no top draft pick with our horrible luck.

  • I dont even know when we could get our first win. We could of won each game at home or at least been 2-2 realistically. We gave away the one against the T-Wolves and we gave the one away against Denver. So now we go on a 5 game road trip, and we have a back to back against Miami and Orlando, which could mean Kobe doesnt play in one of the games. But if we go 0-9 or if we dont at least win 3 out of the 5, then Byron is definitely on the hot seat and we can definitely welcome another offseason of uncertainty, no top FA, and probably no top draft pick with our horrible luck.

  • Not bad calls, just bad defense. Next game, watch how many guys reach or stretch on defense. That happens when you’re out of position and usually leads to calls.

  • Not bad calls, just bad defense. Next game, watch how many guys reach or stretch on defense. That happens when you’re out of position and usually leads to calls.

  • When losses are piling up , excuses running out , and team not delivering it is natural to scrutinize the players , coaching , FO. Each of us fans can see what is going on, we have our own opinions, what does your gut tell you. For me it’s seeing a team confused, a #2 pick confused and isn’t pushed to be aggressive, Kobe following the natural order of age, don’t see players enjoying the game of basketball and a team not ready for regular season. Again that should have been addressed during the offseason. Give these kids the minutes already, drop the princeton and let them run and enjoy the game of basketball. Kids love to run, give them that. We the fans know going into this season would take time and patience but it is hard to swallow seeing the same mistakes happen over and over. My 2 cents and hope u take it as such.

  • i dont think you are understanding, i meant we’re not tanking we suck

  • When losses are piling up , excuses running out , and team not delivering it is natural to scrutinize the players , coaching , FO. Each of us fans can see what is going on, we have our own opinions, what does your gut tell you. For me it’s seeing a team confused, a #2 pick confused and isn’t pushed to be aggressive, Kobe following the natural order of age, don’t see players enjoying the game of basketball and a team not ready for regular season. Again that should have been addressed during the offseason. Give these kids the minutes already, drop the princeton and let them run and enjoy the game of basketball. Kids love to run, give them that. We the fans know going into this season would take time and patience but it is hard to swallow seeing the same mistakes happen over and over. My 2 cents and hope u take it as such.

  • i dont think you are understanding, i meant we’re not tanking we suck

  • Kobe didn’t tear up the league when he was a rookie. He barely played lol. Averaged like 8 points a game

  • Kobe didn’t tear up the league when he was a rookie. He barely played lol. Averaged like 8 points a game

  • Casket, only YOU don’t know why Kelly is in the rotation. Most other people do. Take you worrying about who plays 2nd string PF, for example, rather than why Kobe’s not on the bench and Nick Young isn’t starting.
    Why isn’t Russell on the bench and Huertas starting is another good question. Worse yet, Scott has no clue or theory. And he didn’t last year either. Remember?
    Remember how Scott was hired in the first place? He was the only guy who would actually say “Yes” to work for Jim Buss. They really didn’t want him either and they delayed and dragged it out until I was humiliated just watching him finally get the job. He was like the plain girl you only dated because you knew she would put out. And then she gave you the crabs.
    Now the Lakers have the crabs, Casket. No coaches of any quality will work for Jimmy. What do you think the Lakers should do? Or do you want to worry about the 2nd string PF some more?

  • Casket, only YOU don’t know why Kelly is in the rotation. Most other people do. Take you worrying about who plays 2nd string PF, for example, rather than why Kobe’s not on the bench and Nick Young isn’t starting.

    Why isn’t Russell on the bench and Huertas starting is another good question. Worse yet, Scott has no clue or theory. And he didn’t last year either. Remember?

    Remember how Scott was hired in the first place? He was the only guy who would actually say “Yes” to work for Jim Buss. They really didn’t want him either and they delayed and dragged it out until I was humiliated just watching him finally get the job. He was like the plain girl you only dated because you knew she would put out. And then she gave you the crabs.

    Now the Lakers have the crabs, Casket. No coaches of any quality will work for Jimmy. What do you think the Lakers should do? Or do you want to worry about the 2nd string PF some more?

  • That’s right Al, I don’t even know why Scott are doing these subs that doesn’t make sense. I see the team struggling but I don’t see the defense he’s been preaching in years. He’s pulled out players doing great and having chemistry with the ones playing. I don’t see any set plays, no sense of urgency since i don’t see crunch time subs, not too much chemistry, they can score but no defense. Often times, players look wiped out, lack of energy, often times gassed. There’s no quality ball distribution, Randle (no offense) is the one ball hogging often times, leaving everyone standing and though we know he can score, those plays will not give us the W if only him (and JC) will dominate. They need to have everyone involved to get better, my two cents.

  • That’s right Al, I don’t even know why Scott are doing these subs that doesn’t make sense. I see the team struggling but I don’t see the defense he’s been preaching in years. He’s pulled out players doing great and having chemistry with the ones playing. I don’t see any set plays, no sense of urgency since i don’t see crunch time subs, not too much chemistry, they can score but no defense. Often times, players look wiped out, lack of energy, often times gassed. There’s no quality ball distribution, Randle (no offense) is the one ball hogging often times, leaving everyone standing and though we know he can score, those plays will not give us the W if only him (and JC) will dominate. They need to have everyone involved to get better, my two cents.

  • it;s early, just 4 games in we knew what was what before this season started. Relax guys, don’t judge these guys over four games. Wait 20 or 25 games in to the season before you want to even think about Freaking out. We have alot to work on and adjustments to be made. The west is the toughest division in the league don’t forget. One good trip to the eastcoast will be good for these guys.

  • it;s early, just 4 games in we knew what was what before this season started. Relax guys, don’t judge these guys over four games. Wait 20 or 25 games in to the season before you want to even think about Freaking out. We have alot to work on and adjustments to be made. The west is the toughest division in the league don’t forget. One good trip to the eastcoast will be good for these guys.

  • If we don’t beat Brooklyn Friday, we may have to wait till Philly for a win.

  • If we don’t beat Brooklyn Friday, we may have to wait till Philly for a win.

  • Hes basically saying its going to be a rocky road so its ok to be upset at the process instead of holding it in. Its simple no sarcasm

  • Hes basically saying its going to be a rocky road so its ok to be upset at the process instead of holding it in. Its simple no sarcasm

  • He doesn’t have much else to say. It’s not like he can say that everything will be fine or that they just need to improve on this or that. Everything is bad and it doesn’t look like it will get better.

    The defense is terrible, the offense is terrible, and even he himself is playing terrible (his words, not mine).

  • He doesn’t have much else to say. It’s not like he can say that everything will be fine or that they just need to improve on this or that. Everything is bad and it doesn’t look like it will get better.

    The defense is terrible, the offense is terrible, and even he himself is playing terrible (his words, not mine).

  • Yeah lot of the guys have been talking about how he’s not exactly in an ideal situation to be successful. He’s sharing the ball with a lot of ball dominant guards pretty much ANY TIME HE’S ON THE FLOOR. Unlike the other guards, he’s still not as adept as finding his rhythm right away when there’s lots of time in between touches.

    Plus the lineup is really weird. It’s like we tried to go “showtime” with Clarkson/Randle/Russell, but then we have Kobe/Hibbert who play a totally different game.

    I really like Russell but we have not built the right guys around him

  • Yeah lot of the guys have been talking about how he’s not exactly in an ideal situation to be successful. He’s sharing the ball with a lot of ball dominant guards pretty much ANY TIME HE’S ON THE FLOOR. Unlike the other guards, he’s still not as adept as finding his rhythm right away when there’s lots of time in between touches.

    Plus the lineup is really weird. It’s like we tried to go “showtime” with Clarkson/Randle/Russell, but then we have Kobe/Hibbert who play a totally different game.

    I really like Russell but we have not built the right guys around him

  • how high does our pick need to be for us to keep it? these conditional trades are so confusing.

    also, counter point – i read an article about the 76ers and how they’ve been losing to collect picks, but how bad the losing is to the mentality of the young players. Randle seems like he hates losing. We want that.

  • how high does our pick need to be for us to keep it? these conditional trades are so confusing.

    also, counter point – i read an article about the 76ers and how they’ve been losing to collect picks, but how bad the losing is to the mentality of the young players. Randle seems like he hates losing. We want that.

  • haha was i the only one who had this tiny hope that we might somehow pull a miracle year like the mavs?

  • haha was i the only one who had this tiny hope that we might somehow pull a miracle year like the mavs?

  • but even if we’re not gonna win a championship, we should still not EXPECT to lose against the wolves or a depleted nuggets squad.

  • but even if we’re not gonna win a championship, we should still not EXPECT to lose against the wolves or a depleted nuggets squad.

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  • I wasn’t really. I just thought it was an opportunity to sort of look at things in perspective. We agree a good enough percent of the time, anyway.

  • I wasn’t really. I just thought it was an opportunity to sort of look at things in perspective. We agree a good enough percent of the time, anyway.

  • Byron Scott’s one skill is managing to lose while “trying” to win. He is the maestro at this one thing.

  • Byron Scott’s one skill is managing to lose while “trying” to win. He is the maestro at this one thing.

  • He meant WE FANS have every right to be angry with such performance. SACK BYRON!!!

  • He meant WE FANS have every right to be angry with such performance. SACK BYRON!!!

  • I wish someone would a Jimbo exactly your questions. It is his job to know.

  • I wish someone would a Jimbo exactly your questions. It is his job to know.

  • We been freaked out for the last 3 years. Maybe we just have to wait for the team to just get better or just suck for another 2 or 3 years to come hehehe..

  • We been freaked out for the last 3 years. Maybe we just have to wait for the team to just get better or just suck for another 2 or 3 years to come hehehe..

  • I’m not freaking out this is what i expected. No organization can add 9 new players mostly rookies. Then ask them to play as a cohesive unit only after a month of training camp. I tried to tell my fellow Laker fans who were screaming playoffs. Slow down a bit. We dont even know what type of team we have yet. My focus for this season was development of the young core of Randle Clarkson and Russell. From that prospective I’m pleased with Randle and Clarkson. Russell not so much but it’s still early. To me this season was never about wins and losses or the playoffs. Kobe’s play is not a concern to me either. Look I love him i want him to go out a winner. But that’s not the team we have. Even if Kobe had started off hot, the team still would have struggled. So this season is not about Kobe either. Laker fans focus on the development of the young guys. Not the wins or losses or Kobe’s numbers.

  • I’m not freaking out this is what i expected. No organization can add 9 new players mostly rookies. Then ask them to play as a cohesive unit only after a month of training camp. I tried to tell my fellow Laker fans who were screaming playoffs. Slow down a bit. We dont even know what type of team we have yet. My focus for this season was development of the young core of Randle Clarkson and Russell. From that prospective I’m pleased with Randle and Clarkson. Russell not so much but it’s still early. To me this season was never about wins and losses or the playoffs. Kobe’s play is not a concern to me either. Look I love him i want him to go out a winner. But that’s not the team we have. Even if Kobe had started off hot, the team still would have struggled. So this season is not about Kobe either. Laker fans focus on the development of the young guys. Not the wins or losses or Kobe’s numbers.

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