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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#341 » by esqtvd » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 am

Vegas still likes the Lakers

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#342 » by esqtvd » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:40 pm

LOL

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#343 » by NippySudz » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:16 pm

They got their man. they got a morris twin for free. MORRIS CONFERENCE FINALS
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Post#344 » by esqtvd » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:45 pm

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Post#345 » by NippySudz » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:18 am

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Post#346 » by gambitx777 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:01 am

If I am not mistaken . The clippers have 14 players and are among teams that could claim Morris off waivers ? Would they do that to keep him away from LAL?

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#347 » by Kelphus » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:26 pm

Too late... the other Morris is now a fLaker.
We have a spy in the locker room next door. The brothers have said they’ll live and work out together
The Clipper fan understands the Book of Exodus better than anyone... what it's like to struggle 40 years in the wilderness... and Genesis.. why Cain went after Abel... So fLakers, look out... we're coming.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#348 » by esqtvd » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:00 am

gambitx777 wrote:If I am not mistaken . The clippers have 14 players and are among teams that could claim Morris off waivers ? Would they do that to keep him away from LAL?
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If you claim someone on waivers you have to pay their full contract salary. Morris was making $3.2M, which I believe would have put us into the luxury tax, and I think we're hard-capped anyway. The Lakers were also able to use their $1.75M injured player exception, so it's possible Markieff didn't even lose any money in the buyout.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#349 » by esqtvd » Sun Mar 8, 2020 2:03 am

https://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/story/2020-03-07/clippers-not-the-celtics-have-become-lakers-most-hated-rival

Column: Clippers, not the Celtics, have become Lakers’ most-hated rival

The Clippers have surpassed the Celtics in terms of being the Lakers’ biggest and most-hated rival in the eyes of some fans. The teams play again on Sunday.


    By ARASH MARKAZI


    When Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was growing up in Los Angeles, the Lakers’ biggest rival was the Boston Celtics. The Clippers may have been an intercity rival but they were an afterthought after moving to L.A. from San Diego in 1984 in the midst of the Lakers’ “Showtime” era.

    “On Sunday, dear lord, dear basketball gods, crush the … Clippers!” Flea said. “Beat them! Beat them!”

    Flea’s plea echoes what most Lakers fans feel going into Sunday’s game. The Celtics will always be the Lakers’ most historical rival, but the Clippers have become arguably their most disliked one if you listen to their fans.
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    The Lakers and Clippers have always had a geographical rivalry but it has never translated into much on the court.

    While the Lakers won 10 championships and played in 16 NBA Finals from 1980 to 2010, the Clippers had just two winning seasons and just one playoff series win. And while the Clippers advanced to the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons, the Lakers have missed the playoffs the last six seasons and haven’t won a postseason game in seven years.

    That reversal of fortune has helped ignite the rivalry among a Lakers fan base frustrated by the Clippers’ success. Lakers fans often call the Clippers their “little brother” and in this sibling rivalry, the little brother has beaten the big brother in 25 of their last 30 meetings, including their first two this season.




    More than 65% of Lakers fans in a recent poll of about 7,000 said they disliked the Clippers more than the Celtics. The major turning point in the feud occurred in 2011 when former NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers and later approved a deal for Paul to the go to the Clippers. It was the first time a star player the Lakers wanted ended up on the Clippers instead.



Now they all pick the Clippers and the Lakers get our rejects. Jeanie Buss ain't Jerry Buss and now WE got The Logo.

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#350 » by Muscles » Sun Mar 8, 2020 3:03 am

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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#351 » by esqtvd » Sun Mar 8, 2020 3:44 am

actually we've hated Dudley as a Laker AND when he was a Clipper

I'm not sure anyone was ever as hated except for Andre "Ratface" Miller
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#352 » by Dynamix » Sun Mar 8, 2020 9:08 am

Some guys go get doughnuts, others eat them and talk trash. Everyone contributes in their own way at the end of the bench.
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#353 » by Quake Griffin » Sun Mar 8, 2020 3:33 pm

This has the chance to be unprecedented in terms of cross town rivals imo.

The White Sox and Mets have never had ownership this good, a front office this good, and, at the very least, been setup to pursue sustained success like the Clippers are.

Any popular team in the city can withstand the less popular team winning a ring and then going back into the doldrums.
Can they really handle multiple chips, consistently performing with deep playoff runs over a 10-15 year period?
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Re: Battle for L.A. 2019-20 

Post#354 » by esqtvd » Fri May 22, 2020 3:42 am

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