The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#361 » by HMFFL » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:20 pm

Dwight Howard finally wins a championship that he desperately needed for his legacy and personal success. I believe people respect how he handled himself after being unwanted because of his lack of maturity.

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#362 » by Ballerhogger » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:24 pm

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#363 » by snaquille oatmeal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:30 pm

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Ballerhogger wrote:Jr Smith only cost 289k against the cap for us . That’s kinda funny to me


I'd still say that was probably an overpay for what he did with this team.

He was insurance for injuries.
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#364 » by snaquille oatmeal » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 pm

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#365 » by EArl » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:07 pm

snaquille oatmeal wrote:
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Ballerhogger wrote:Jr Smith only cost 289k against the cap for us . That’s kinda funny to me


I'd still say that was probably an overpay for what he did with this team.

He was insurance for injuries.

He was brought in for his shirtless party capabilities.
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#366 » by fbalmeida » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:25 pm

There were three basic themes to Lakers coverage in 2019-20.

1. Who is the better player: Lebron or Davis? (Lebron)
2. What will a 4th championship mean for Lebron's legacy? (Relatively little)
3. Player X not named Lebron nor Davis, is just so **** happy to be here. (Indeed they were)
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#367 » by Ballerhogger » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:47 pm

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I'd still say that was probably an overpay for what he did with this team.

He was insurance for injuries.

He was brought in for his shirtless party capabilities.

And his weed connections for KCP :lol:
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#368 » by NoZoLakers » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:30 pm

Teen Girl Squad wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:Jr Smith only cost 289k against the cap for us . That’s kinda funny to me


I'd still say that was probably an overpay for what he did with this team.

got paid six figures, free food and a free place to sleep for 3 months...what a life for Smith
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#369 » by Edrees » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:48 pm

Teen Girl Squad wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:Jr Smith only cost 289k against the cap for us . That’s kinda funny to me


I'd still say that was probably an overpay for what he did with this team.


Nah, he was a good insurance policy. It's the same way you feel like you overpay for car insurance if you don't get into an accident for 20 years. If we had some injuries to our wing players in the playoffs, having him out there for D and shooting would have been essential as opposed to givintoo many minutes to everyone else or playing someone like McGee more minutes and killing the Lakers D.

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You had people thinking the Lakers would miss the playoffs, AD would leave, and that LeBron was done. You had people prediciting 4, 5, 6, 7 seed and now it’s “bought title.”

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I don't think it shows it was a mistake. Really the only team he under estimated grossly was the Lakers. The Heat Celtics was real close and if celtics face denver who knows in that scenario maybe celtics do win. I give him credit for his conference finals predictions there.
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#370 » by DS17 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:49 am

GO LAKERS. WOOOO
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#371 » by Homer38 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:37 am

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#372 » by NPZ » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:30 am

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Same public sports talkin head entities have done this in prior years and also in other Laker title years, but man, this year had to be the very worst of it. They kept doing it at every possible turn from preseason, to RS, to bubble, to every consecutive series. All 4 of them, 8th seeded Blazers included! They thought the 8th seed were gonna beat the 1st and when they flubbed on that, they all latched onto the Rockets. Are you Jason Kidding me? Wow. This season tops it for the number of chances these fools had to see the light and still didn't see it. Or refused to see it. You could've even had them all saying Lakers would win even if the thot of it makes them wanna puke, but they didn't even do that.

RGM Gen as hottakey as it can be was consistently more right among its non-Laker fanbases that the Lakers were probable faves throughout this season. Not 100% of course, but there were at least posters who would could point to as examples. These well paid sports momos out there were 0 fer 11 or whatever it was.

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#373 » by Run DLC » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:16 pm

I hope it’s Lakers vs Celtics in the finals next season. I don’t see a bigger storyline when you combined both franchises history and the race to be the first team to win #18. Year #18 LeBron winning the Lakers their 18th championship would be an epic storyline.
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#374 » by NoZoLakers » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 pm

Run DLC wrote:I hope it’s Lakers vs Celtics in the finals next season. I don’t see a bigger storyline when you combined both franchises history and the race to be the first team to win #18. Year #18 LeBron winning the Lakers their 18th championship would be an epic storyline.

doesn't matter to bos fans, they only recognizing LA 12
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#375 » by KyRo23 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:48 pm

How far into next season before the "LeBron has hit his cliff" takes? We always see them very early, people calling him slow and noticeably declined for the past 5 or so years. Then we have the people saying he is the best player in the playoffs still. Will this happen again or have people learned?
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#376 » by Metallikid » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:51 pm

KyRo23 wrote:How far into next season before the "LeBron has hit his cliff" takes? We always see them very early, people calling him slow and noticeably declined for the past 5 or so years. Then we have the people saying he is the best player in the playoffs still. Will this happen again or have people learned?


Not far, he always starts slowly.
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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#377 » by lvckv » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:58 pm


"JOB FINISHED" | A look back at the media's disrespect of the 2020 Lakers

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#378 » by Young Stapler » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:46 am

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#379 » by Dr Aki » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:48 am

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Re: The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions 

Post#380 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:08 am

Wow, Jackie McMullen. I always liked her articles and stuff. But hey, she Hatin big time. Oddly though, the Old Man Ryan always gave props to the Lakers, and has even said, The Lakers have been the best for decades, and have been Far more relevant and better than the Celtics. And it's not even close.
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