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Post#16 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:22 pm by Wonderllama

Go ahead, make the playoffs... another moral victory. But what's the point? This team would get swept by OKC.
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Post#17 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:24 pm by MrBigShot

Wonderllama wrote:Go ahead, make the playoffs... another moral victory. But what's the point? This team would get swept by OKC.


Don't be so sure...

This is the Lakers we are talking about, not just any team. I don't think their good fortunes have run out yet.

I know one thing...no team wants to see them in the 1st round. If you guys do manage to actually make the playoffs and win it all, I think that might be the most epic comeback second half of the season in NBA history. Going from turmoil, coach problems, player problems and getting blasted by the media and losing games that shouldn't be lost to the promised land would be unforgettable.
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Post#18 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:36 pm by Tee212

winwinz wrote:Obviously Kobe is going to say that the Lakers will make the playoffs.
Every team in the 9th,10th and 11th seed would say that...

It would be news if he said something else.



haha ya serious...hes supposed to say...umm yaaaaaaa we're lucky to even sustain the 9th spot. sorry fans:( haha
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Post#19 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:38 pm by ArC_man

Wonderllama wrote:Go ahead, make the playoffs... another moral victory. But what's the point? This team would get swept by OKC.

So we should just lie down and take it from all the other teams, give up on the rest of the season and tank even though Phoenix has our pick? What's the point for any team to play if they're not a legit contender?
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Post#20 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:56 pm by Jakay

I never thought they wouldn't make it myself, but the Lakers sure have been testing that resolve.

Once they've made it, they're going to have to beat the best regardless, so the only thing about being a low seed is not having an easy round to save the legs, which is of minor concern, but much more importantly, not having homecourt EVER, which is a thing with these guys.

Also why is that a thing with these guys? You'd think of all teams, the veteran laden one would be most immune to this.
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Post#21 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:59 pm by stunnar0b

We all know what he said when we were down 3-0 to the Mavs 2-3 years ago. we know how that...
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Post#22 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:15 pm by AdonisDeMarion

Nobody would want to see the Lakers in the post season, The Spurs may tank games but I hope they wont I want them anyway. We have some unsettled business, we haven't played them since 08 in the conference finals.
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Post#23 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:30 pm by RyanStorm

They just lost their main man.....if that is not a reason to have an amazing comeback like a mighty ducks movie, then nothing will.....


Houston is your target, you play them 1 more time and that win would put you with in 2.5 games!!! Jazz are too deep to think both Hou and LAL could pass them, especially since Jazz own a 3-1 spread over Lakers(2 full games) and you don't face them again. You don't exactly have the easiest schedule and Hou does have a bunch of home games in a row, But I think you can do it.

Honestly I think your best shot is Golden State. You face them 2 more times, which right now would give you a nice boost. Meaning you would only need 3.5 games on them by playoffs which is super possible, especially with their recent losing streak.
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Post#24 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:36 pm by RyanStorm

I am sure by the end of next week Lakers will be in a position to just win Hou in later games, to surpass them.
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Post#25 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:09 pm by Soul Chef Fresh

I think people forgot that when the Lakers played OKC in the Western Conference Semis.. They had almost won Games 2 and 4.

Had those games been won, it would've been a 3-1 lead over OKC, who were the eventual champions of the Western Conference.

That Lakers squad wasn't better than this one. I still have faith that these guys can pull through against any team, especially now that Kobe is finally balancing the passing and scoring, making the correct basketball play rather than forcing the issue. I almost lost faith a couple times this year. It's been tough considering we've had the best starting 5 on paper.
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Post#26 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:29 pm by briansaddleback

Wonderllama wrote:Go ahead, make the playoffs... another moral victory. But what's the point? This team would get swept by OKC.

What's the point in anything in life? Do you just wake up in the morning say "what's the point?" and just lie in bed The whole day every single morning?
Points finger at okc: "Ha ha!!"
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Post#27 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:30 pm by AdonisDeMarion

Soul Chef Fresh wrote:I think people forgot that when the Lakers played OKC in the Western Conference Semis.. They had almost won Games 2 and 4.

Had those games been won, it would've been a 3-1 lead over OKC, who were the eventual champions of the Western Conference.

That Lakers squad wasn't better than this one. I still have faith that these guys can pull through against any team, especially now that Kobe is finally balancing the passing and scoring, making the correct basketball play rather than forcing the issue. I almost lost faith a couple times this year. It's been tough considering we've had the best starting 5 on paper.



indeed that series could've been 3-1 in our favor, The Spurs would've been next on the list and the the Heat, but moving onward. This team is much better than the one that faced OKC last spring, we jus need that last spot so we can upset the Spurs. Seeding has never been our problem, we won titles without the top seed before
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Post#28 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:06 pm by Jakay

RyanStorm wrote:They just lost their main man.....if that is not a reason to have an amazing comeback like a mighty ducks movie, then nothing will.....


Funny story. Being Canadian of course means I'm supposed to care about hockey. I swore that if a team named after a Disney movie ever won the cup, I would disavow the league. Lo and behold, haven't voluntarily watched a game in about a decade.
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Post#29 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:50 pm by dockingsched

rest easy, they've simply been the ducks for a few yrs now
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Post#30 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:54 pm by TyCobb

Quack, quack, quack, quack...
Breathe first, think second.
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Post#31 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:26 am by Jakay

dockingsched wrote:rest easy, they've simply been the ducks for a few yrs now


Meh, the whole league is a joke imo. Totally over it.
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Post#32 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:28 am by anarchy24

BlackBerry wrote:In Kobe I trust. Common Kobe, you know you liked that block + buzz against LeBron @ the all star game. Lets see Kobe vs LeBron. (I want Miami 2 win though:P). I bleed red for MIAMI

Lol. Image was too large. But you're on a Lakers board and bleed Miami Heat?
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Post#33 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:23 am by AcecardZ

A statement like this from Kobe shouldn't be surprising. We all know he doesn't lack confidence. What would be surprising is if his prediction actually comes true as the Lakers certainly are underdogs to playoff at this point. I'm not saying they won't or can't make itS. Just saying they're not favorites to.
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Post#34 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:53 pm by Anklebreaker702

Lets do it!
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Post#35 Re: Kobe: Lakers WILL make the playoffs
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:23 am by bossmangeo

GS Warriors just beat the spurs for the first time in about 6 years two game winning streak :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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